Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Old City Tour

Here in Jerusalem (I still really like saying that), we celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday. So this past Sunday, I went out to explore the Old City. We decided to go on the Ramparts Walk, which takes you along the tops of the walls of Jerusalem. Come along with me on this latest Journey, via photos. 
These are my stalwart comrades, Cory & Spencer, posing dramatically on the top of the ancient wall.

For those of you who aren't fluent in Latin, translation: Holy Land.

Churches and Barbed Rather: Both rather common sights here. 

Spencer's Ascension. They'll build a church here, too, in about 200 years.

First FALAFEL! I don't know how to say "delicious" in Hebrew yet, but when I do...

Toward the end of our day, we made it to the Davidson Archeological Park, which includes part of the Western Wall of Herod's Temple. Here you can see pieces of paper that people have written prayers on  tucked into the cracks in the walls. 

Carrying on my tradition of supporting the ancient ruins. This pose is now 17 years strong.  

Shot of the Day:
White dove flying from the ancient southern arch of the temple. 


Goojah Mama said...

Love the new photos. Looks like a great day in the Old City. More pics of you please. Enjoy all the sights. Daddy says: It's a new girl in the Old City. You go girl!!! I enjoy the pictures very much but you have a way with words that makes them even better.
Much love.

Kristen said...

Oh man. That place looks so amazing. I love that last picture. Every time I see a picture, all I can think of is all the incredible history that city has seen. You're walking where Jesus walked. That is SSSSSOOOOOOOOO cool.