Last Saturday morning, we trundled out of bed and headed for the Old City, a section of Jerusalem that’s about one kilometer square. Separated into the Jewish, Muslim, Armenian, and Christian quarters, the Old City surrounds Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount), a site holy to both Muslims and Jews. We stated on the Mount of Olives and descended toward the Lion Gate, taking a route purportedly walked by Jesus into the city.
The Dome of the Rock on the right, looking west toward the center of Jerusalem
Church of All Nations
Calvary (Golgotha), Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Aedicule, Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The “immovable ladder” under status quo, Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Gate cat, perhaps a descendant of Ceiling Cat?
I wonder if the people who built some of these walls and streets thousands of years ago knew that these structures would still be in use in 2010.