Jerusalem Israel

The Golden menorah, a symbol of Judaism
Jerusalem Holy CityWith its rich history, a city on any world travelers list. I crossed in from Amman Jordan, passed Mount Nebo on the way, cab driver pointed the location. Mount Nebo mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.

Get ready for your ears to pop as you are going to be on some of the lowest roads in the world, don't have an exact number on how much below sea level.



Transportation - Jerusalem is well connected by Light Rail, did take the rail one time, Though most of my time was spent in the old city walking

I wrote a small post on how to cross the border from 

Amman to Israel  http://goo.gl/TLdb8C

Crossing from Eilat to Aqaba http://goo.gl/wOzUwC

Walk the old city by day and check out the New city by night.

Few Pictures from my trip. Click the pictures to enlarge


When you get off the Mini Bus if coming from the border, the bus will drop you off at the Damascus Gate. A great entry point for the old city. Its best if you have a map or a lonely planet guide.

Things to see were the
Wailing Wall
Church of the Holy Sepulchre 
Dome Rock 
Walk streets of The Via Dolorosa 
I also went to see The Cenacle, site of The Last Supper and king David's Tomb.

The Via Dolorosa is a street in Jerusalem, this is the street Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion carrying the cross. There are stations with number and the history behind the station.

Also take a few breaks at tea shops and watch the people go by.



Above is the stone where Jesus Body was placed after his Crucifixion, I put a water mark in my pictures. Picture taken at the The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and to the right is the place where Jesus was laid to rest.

Below a few Pictures of the city


Above: The Dome of the Rock and the Damascus gate.



Dormition Abbey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormition_Abbey



King David's Tomb





Take time to walk the streets in the old walled city


Windmill in Jerusalem an Israels Goldstar Beer. Went for a night out in Jerusalem

From Jerusalem took bus 444 from Jerusalem to Eilat, and crossed the border to Jordan.


2nd picture above is Eilat.

All my roads trips in Jordan and Israel were beautiful, mountains and Sea.

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Comments?

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Very beautiful pictures. How amazing that must have been to be there! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. You take amazing pictures! Jerusalem is on my list of places to go. Hopefully one day.

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  3. It's on my list of top places to go. Your pictures are amazing.

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  4. Lovely pictures. Would love to visit Jerusalem one day.

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  5. I am LOVING your photos. I would LOVE to visit Jerusalem someday!

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  6. What beautiful photos! I would love to visit Israel some day :)

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  7. What a beautiful city and a great set of photos too... It is also on my bucket list of ancient cities to visit. :)

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  8. Israel seems like a really interesting place. Id love to see all of the artifacts and sites someday.

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  9. It looks beautiful and such a culturally interesting place. I really like your colourful pictures of the market areas.

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  10. Beautiful clicks captured. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. Beautiful status! Thanks for sharing about the culture with us.

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  12. I spent five days in Jerusalem - what a great city!

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