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David's Tomb, The Upper Room, The Western Wall

walked through Zion's gate to the Old City today to see David's Tomb first, which is just below the Upper Room (where the Last Supper took place as well). the space is the same space but it was rebuilt by the Crusaders.

David's Tomb

David's Tomb

The Upper Room

The Upper Room

City of David

City of David

]David's Tomb

David's Tomb

]The Upper Room

The Upper Room

Statue of David

Statue of David

walked through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City and through to the Western Wall (walked on the side for men only at first by accident...lol) anyway, after i was redirected to the right side (!) sat for a while as people read prayer books and prayed, many were crying.

The Western Wall

The Western Wall


The Western Wall

The Western Wall


The Western Wall

The Western Wall

The Western Wall

The Western Wall


The Western Wall (men's side...oops)

The Western Wall (men's side...oops)

The Western Wall (women's side)

The Western Wall (women's side)


The Western Wall (view from the entrance)

The Western Wall (view from the entrance)

it is ridiculously hot here so after that i walked home!

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Hebrew University

...from the roof of the Truman Institute for Peace at Hebrew University

went to the University today...bussed it back...

view of Jerusalem from the roof of the Truman Institute for Peace

view of Jerusalem from the roof of the Truman Institute for Peace

view from the Truman Institute for Peace

view from the Truman Institute for Peace

view from the Truman Institute for Peace

view from the Truman Institute for Peace

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

incredible...

the groan and wail of the pipe organ is like a legion of falcons and flutes...candles ablaze at the mouth of a room housing the organ's belly...the cough of prayers...the ashen haze of incense and light...no one has to stop and say "this is sacred"...even the speech of the crowd is silent something about the clay-coated stone, the walls' blue and yellow and green with the bodies of saints, the coiling of the marble pillars holding everything up, is a call to worship.

two women praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

two women praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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IMG_2054

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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the Old City

wandered through the Old City today...

walking to the Old City

walking to the Old City

walking to the Old City

walking to the Old City

walking to the Old City

walking to the Old City

entrance to Damascus Gate in the Old City

entrance to Damascus Gate in the Old City

the Old City

the Old City

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Posted by montague 05:48 Comments (0)

reading...

...a quote from Madame Jeanne Guyon's autobiography (she was an incredible, spiritual woman who wrote countless books about prayer and seeking God for which she was arrested and viciously persecuted by the Church):

"He destroys that He might build; for when He is about to rear his sacred temple in us, He first totally razes that vain and pompous edifice, which human art and power has erected, and from its horrible ruins a new structure is formed, by His power only."

more pics to come when i venture out to the Old City either tomorrow or Sunday...today as i get over jet lag i'm reading a lot...and talking...Shabbat started at sundown and the entire city feels asleep...the sound of prayers in Arabic is sinuous outside the window...

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