Jerusalem, June 2005

 

View of the Maronite courtyard from our rooms.

 

Looking out of the Jaffa Gate from the balcony of our room in the
Imperial Hotel.

 


Andi, Rob and Selma Lagerlof, who wrote about Akka.
All of us stayed at Jerusalem's New Imperial Hotel.

 

The Western ("Wailing") Wall. The women's area is on the right.

 

The Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount in
the background.

 

Today's reality imposes ugly security measures.

 

A bar mitzvah near, but not in, the Western Wall worship area. Here,
women were allowed.

 

The Dome of the Rock.

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The Dome of the Rock and smaller Dome of the Chain.

 

Woman reading the Qur'an in the Dome of the Chain.

 

The mosaic ceiling of the Dome of the Chain.

 

Detail of an entrance to the Dome of the Rock.

 

African pilgrims on the Via Dolorosa. The left-most woman is carrying a
cross. The sign in the background indicates a Station of the Cross.

 

In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, this chapel is on the
site of Christ's Crucifixion.

 

The Damascus Gate into Old Jerusalem.

 

Tea vendor pouring a cup outside the Damascus Gate.

 

A typical street in Old Jerusalem's Arab Quarter.

 

A street in Old Jerusalem's souk.

 

Israeli troops in the Jewish Quarter.

 

The entrance to Church of St. James in the Armenian
Quarter.

 

An Arab woman carrying her wares as seen from
the pizza restaurant.

 

An Arab man passes our table at the pizza restaurant.

 

A variety of people pass by.

 

Arab woman and Hassidic Jew.