Thursday, April 02, 2015

Visit to The Old City Jerusalem March 31 2015

approaching the Jaffa Gate
getting closer

Jaffa Gate Mezuzah



Crusader arches on a street to my left going down King David Street into the Old City
descending further down King David Street
Two Old Guys having what looks like an interesting conversation, and it  must have been because they were both smiling and laughing as they talked and seemed unaware of anything or any one around them, including me when I scooched by
we've reached the direction sign for The Kotel where we turn right
now down these stairs
and head for the security entrance to the Kotel Plaza 
where we will turn left
cleared security and we're here
to the right of the stairs heading down into the Kotel PLaza
pretty much the full width of the Western Wall access and what can be seen of the Temple Mount
to the right of the picture immediately above

up shot close-up of the ancient stones and the greenery that grows in between them, they have tiny yellow blooms that are quite pretty but the camera didn't pick it up that well--new camera operator problem likely
another upshot of the ancient stones that form The Western Wall
one of the two white doves who lives at the Kotel
the same white dove done with a closeup shot. These little guys are so pretty when they fly around at night and the Kotel lights shine on them, of course you can see them much better at night too
another ancient structure and is being worked on by archaeologists at the right-hand side of the Women's section; the two trees are on the Temple Mount
beginning the ascent back through the Old City
returning through the entrance to King David Street
leaving via the Jaffa Gate



the photograph does not do the light coming through the opening justice! it was glorious -- we exit here right
walking toward the "new" city
stairs back to Jaffa Road
modern Jerusalem with its light rail train among the old buildings -- the light rail train turns left when it reaches the intersection at the Old City, which is across the street from Jerusalem City Hall behind me and to my left



2 comments:

Michele Clark said...

Yr story of the rabbi is heart catching. What blessing did u say?

Michele Clark said...

Yr story of the rabbi is heart catching. What blessing did u say?