Here is our first look at Jerusalem, as taken from Mt. Olive
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Just an interesting manhole cover.  Notice the crest of the city of Jerusalem.  It's just like the Peugot logo!
Jerusalem - Israel
The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest.
This is the bedrock that they say Jesus prayed on after The Last Supper and just before his arrest.  Three of his disciples were sleeping outside.  Judas then approached and turned him in by kissing him on the cheek.
This nun kissed the stone, and then started to weep
Basilica of the Agony
The bedrock is surrounded by thorns made of iron
Basilica of the Agony
Touring - Mark and Ralph Style!
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
King David's Tomb
King David's Tomb
King David's Tomb
Room of The Last Supper
When Leonardo di Vinci painted the Last Supper, he fictionalized the location and the scene.  This is where it really took place, in the attic of this building which now houses a mosque.
Men enter on the left, women enter on the right
The Western (Wailing) Wall
The Western (Wailing) Wall
Although I don't really follow Judiasm, it is part of my heritage, which was heartily-acknowledged on this day.  I wrote three wishes (known only to me) and placed them in the wall.  We found out that every few months the local officials vaccuum all the notes out of the wall and bury them in a ceremony.
The Western (Wailing) Wall
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
It was an amazing lunch of hummus, falaffel, pita bread and the rest!  It was extremely-amazing!
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
Jerusalem - Israel
We had no idea what this sign said!  Can anyone tell us?
As the bible described, there were 14 stations of the cross.  This is station 5, where Jesus, carrying his cross, stumbled and placed his hand in this spot to brace himself.  His cross was then taken from him, and given to Simon, who carried it the rest of the way.
Here is a sign to mark this station.  Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is less often observed in the Anglican and Lutheran churches. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
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This is, apparently, the spot where Jesus' cross was placed into the ground during his crucifixion.
Calvary (Golgotha)
Calvary (Golgotha)
This is a hole where you can place your hand and touch the stone where the crucifixion cross was placed.
Ralph places his hand, and touches the place where Jesus was crucified.
Just inside the entrance is The Stone of Anointing, also known as The Stone of Unction, which tradition claims to be the spot where Jesus' body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea. However, this tradition is only attested since the crusader era, and the present stone was only added in the 1810 reconstruction.[22] The wall behind the stone was a temporary addition to support the arch above it, which had been weakened after the damage in the 1808 fire; the wall blocks the view of the rotunda, sits on top of the graves of four 12th century kings, and is no longer structurally necessary. There is a difference of opinion as to whether it is the 13th Station of the Cross, which others identify as the lowering of Jesus from the cross and locate between the 11th and 12th station up on Calvary. The lamps that hang over the stone are contributed by Armenians, Copts, Greeks and Latins.
The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (The Tomb of Christ) with the dome of the rotunda visible above.
Day 94 - Jerusalem, Israel
Mark and Ralph Around The World
Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-04-10 15:41 GMT+00:00
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Jerusalem - Israel
Here is our first look at Jerusalem, as taken from Mt. Olive
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Just an interesting manhole cover. Notice the crest of the city of Jerusalem. It's just like the Peugot logo!
Jerusalem - Israel
Basilica of the Agony
The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest.
Basilica of the Agony
This is the bedrock that they say Jesus prayed on after The Last Supper and just before his arrest. Three of his disciples were sleeping outside. Judas then approached and turned him in by kissing him on the cheek.
Basilica of the Agony
This nun kissed the stone, and then started to weep
Basilica of the Agony
Basilica of the Agony
The bedrock is surrounded by thorns made of iron
Basilica of the Agony
Touring - Mark and Ralph Style!
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
King David's Tomb
King David's Tomb
King David's Tomb
Room of The Last Supper
Room of The Last Supper
When Leonardo di Vinci painted the Last Supper, he fictionalized the location and the scene. This is where it really took place, in the attic of this building which now houses a mosque.
The Western (Wailing) Wall
Men enter on the left, women enter on the right
The Western (Wailing) Wall
The Western (Wailing) Wall
The Western (Wailing) Wall
Although I don't really follow Judiasm, it is part of my heritage, which was heartily-acknowledged on this day. I wrote three wishes (known only to me) and placed them in the wall. We found out that every few months the local officials vaccuum all the notes out of the wall and bury them in a ceremony.
The Western (Wailing) Wall
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
It was an amazing lunch of hummus, falaffel, pita bread and the rest! It was extremely-amazing!
Lunch in Old Jerusalem
Jerusalem - Israel
We Need a Translation, Please!
We had no idea what this sign said! Can anyone tell us?
The Fifth Station of the Cross
As the bible described, there were 14 stations of the cross. This is station 5, where Jesus, carrying his cross, stumbled and placed his hand in this spot to brace himself. His cross was then taken from him, and given to Simon, who carried it the rest of the way.
The Fifth Station of the Cross
Here is a sign to mark this station. Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is less often observed in the Anglican and Lutheran churches. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel
Jerusalem - Israel 161
Calvary (Golgotha)
This is, apparently, the spot where Jesus' cross was placed into the ground during his crucifixion.
Calvary (Golgotha)
Calvary (Golgotha)
Calvary (Golgotha)
This is a hole where you can place your hand and touch the stone where the crucifixion cross was placed.
Calvary (Golgotha)
Ralph places his hand, and touches the place where Jesus was crucified.
The Stone of Anointing
Just inside the entrance is The Stone of Anointing, also known as The Stone of Unction, which tradition claims to be the spot where Jesus' body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea. However, this tradition is only attested since the crusader era, and the present stone was only added in the 1810 reconstruction.[22] The wall behind the stone was a temporary addition to support the arch above it, which had been weakened after the damage in the 1808 fire; the wall blocks the view of the rotunda, sits on top of the graves of four 12th century kings, and is no longer structurally necessary. There is a difference of opinion as to whether it is the 13th Station of the Cross, which others identify as the lowering of Jesus from the cross and locate between the 11th and 12th station up on Calvary. The lamps that hang over the stone are contributed by Armenians, Copts, Greeks and Latins.
The Tomb of Christ
The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (The Tomb of Christ) with the dome of the rotunda visible above.
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