Sunday -- Free Day in the Old City
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Damascus Gate at 8:45 am on a Sunday morning. Peaceful. Three of us were ready to walk the Ramparts!
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Inside the Muslim Quarter from the Damascus Gate.
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Looking across the Muslim Quarter from the Wall.
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The view of Gordon's Calvary from the Crusader walls of Jerusalem.
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Gordon's Calvary -- no zoom! That is a bus station that has been built over the place where the cross would have stood (if this is "the" place).
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Heading back in the direction of the Jaffa Gate -- back south!
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The satellite dish is a popular accessary to roof culture.
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Walking the wall with my partners in crime -- that's Seanna.
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Looking down inside the Jaffa Gate. Half way done.
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The breeze (from the East) has one advantage -- photos of flags! It was again, tho, a very cold morning.
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Looking to Mt. Zion and the Church of the Dormition.
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Zion Gate -- the pocked walls are from the 1967 war with Jordan. It was a place of intense fighting.
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Looking South and East toward the Judean wilderness -- can you find the 2002 wall keeping Palestinians in their own area?
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Looking toward the Mt. of Olives -- with the Southern retaining wall of the Temple Mount in the middle of the picture - left side.
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Looking down into the Kidron and Gehenna Valleys -- where they merge is the place of the burning of the trash.....hell.
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St. Peter in Gallicantu -- we'd been there a few days ago -- no one can remember exactly when!
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Looking back up toward modern Mt. Zion.
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Shirt in a shop. Go Lakers!
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Took some back to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to see Golgotha. If you've never experienced it -- it is a good to make the visit. Not NEARLY as crowded today. Whew.
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The Stone of Unction (again) -- see yesterday's slides!
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Lunch -- schawerma at the Fountain Cafe (inside -- way too cold outside). It was good. But not nearly as good as yesterday's. So there is a new king of schawerma in the Old City. Andre was right.
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Funny t-shirt in a shop.
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One last visit to the Western Wall.
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There were hundreds of soldiers milling around -- and posing for pictures.
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Walked down the City of David to the Pool of Siloam. This is a newly discovered excavation.
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Steps of the Pool of Siloam.
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One last look up the Kidron Valley on our way back from Siloam.
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Entrance to the City of David -- we went backwards through the site, however.
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