This photo was taken by my sister, Andah from the bus.
This wall was built and rebuilt during the many different reigns including those of the Mamluk's (of Egypt) and Ottoman reigns to protect the City against intrusions and invaders. We entered Baitul Maqdis (Jerusalem) and reached the Haram Al Sharif (Dome of The Rock and Masjid Al Aqsa) from this side of the City.
Our Hotel was just a few minutes walk from one of the Gates.
still a camera ... a mechanical tool can only capture so much ... here's a googled view on a bright glamorous day ...
Notice the palm tree and the others are olive trees - just completed its harvest season during our visit.
What i wanted to do was to provide an overview of the routes and sites in the Holy City but blogger.com is having trouble uploading ... to get around the problem my approach now is to upload the posting in bits and pieces. I hope the elaboration will encourage us to make plan for a ziarah soon...
That First Sight and More ... Part 2/2