Jerusalem Panorama Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
... upper room where Christ instituted the Lord's supper, through the Kidron Valley to the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed and was betrayed, to Caiaphas' the high priest, to Pilate's palace, to the road leading to Calvary, to the tomb, and then eventually to the Mount of Olives 40 days later to His ascension. The reflection on this is pretty powerful when you see it right before you.
Tomorrow is our last day in Israel... trying to take it all in.
... lead in to our next day, we rested by the pool and did nothing. Sunday was another day to be set into our memories. After meeting up with Mati again, she took a day off from her work to show us some sights of Jerusalem, we were shown to a little known tourist site, we went for a walk along the Ramparts (top) of the walls surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem. What a special place, I had never heard of this walk and you all can go on it but also keep it a secret, OK. ...
Hopefully the "mistakes" that I found last time have disappeared. I think fondly of the people I met and tried to help.
Some of the people are hard to forget like the lady that came with her 2 daughters, 4 and 7 years old. All 3 were tremendously overweight and the youngest child had probably cerebral palsy with mental retardation.
She came for advice how to help this girl but when I looked at her 7 year old one I noticed such a ...
... Jerusalem and the huge variety of shops there were too.). Inside we instantly saw the anointing slab where Jesus' body was prepared and found our way to the chapel built over his tomb. It was about 3:30 but we didn't see any signs of a service. And there were so many people...it was a little overwhelming (we're looking forward to coming back after the Easter season is over to have the church more to ourselves). Suddenly at ten til a bunch of people ...
... that Herod built. Only a few buildings remain of a very large city that lasted many civilisations. The Crusaders held it for many years and after that Suleiman razed it to the ground.
There is the remains of a hippodrome, theatre, Herods palace, and some of the Harbour.
Then off through peak hour traffic to Jerusalem.
Finally we arrive in Jerusalem