Day #4- Israel

Day #4 officially began our “Tour Days”.

The next few posts will be more photos and less words.

I’ll caption whatever I can; if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Enjoy.

Jewish cemetery from the Mt. of Olives.

The cemetery goes the entire distance around the Mt. of Olives.

The Dome of the Rock from the Mt. of Olives.

Our guide told us that the Dome of the Rock is essentially a large tombstone with no one buried inside.

The Dome of the Rock is built on top of the Foundation Stone, which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims.

The Golden Gate from the Mt. of Olives.

On our trip around the city, we saw all of the gates.

The Golden Gate

I wish I had had more time to learn about them all.

I see a new study in my future.

Garden f Gethsemane entry.

A bell rings and the gate is opened every half hour by a Monk.

Only a certain amount are allowed in at once – six?

Garden of Gethsemane exit.
To Mt. Zion
To King David’s Tomb
King David’s Tomb

There is a men’s side, and a women’s side.

My husband took this photo – with his head covered.

Room of the Last Supper

It is believed that a room like this was used for the last supper.

IDF ending their maneuvers next to the walls of Mt.Zion.
Walking along one of the walls of Mt. Zion.
One view from Mt. Zion
The remains of King David’s stables

Being in this place, around the wall, and inside the wall was a dream come true for me.

Enter – The Western Wall
The Western Wall – The women’s side
The Western Wall – The men’s side
Door to the upper prayer room at the Western Wall
Prayer room in the top corner of the Western Wall

There were people praying in here; but I didn’t photo them, just the ceiling portion.

Walking away from the Western Wall

We were sad to leave, but had much more to see on that day.

Here’s our sign.
In the tomb garden
Walking in the tomb garden
Door to the tomb
Inside the tomb

Bodies were allowed to stay in the tombs for one year.

The bones were then removed so that the tomb could be used again.

Passing by a set up for a city festival day.

This area is being set up for a city wide festival, many bands at the same venue.

The cool thing is that there are maybe six places all around that have this event at the same time.

They know how to party!

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Day #4.

I hope you’ll join me again next time for Day #5.

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