I mean, just look at this beauty!
Needless to say, the Dome of the Rock is one of my most favorite sites in Jerusalem. And the best part is that this beauty is visible from most anywhere around the city...for example, my balcony window. :)
Another of my favorite Jerusalem sites is the Western Wall (or the Wailing Wall). The Wall is the most sacred site in Judaism, because it is the only surviving wall of the Temple Mount since the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, which was the most sacred building in the Jewish world. Now the Western Wall is a place where Jews go to offer prayers; some even write their prayers on slips of paper and place them in the cracks between the ancient stones. I love how peaceful it is here, even though it's surrounded by a busy courtyard. There is definitely a different feeling when you walk down to the Wall and into the company of so many devout people and prayers.
The side for the men.
.prayers and stones.
“There are people with hearts of stone, and stones with hearts of people.”
And here are a few favorites from frolicking in the Old City:
street carts and open air markets.
Our favorite ring shopkeeper Aladeen.
My dearest friend Wesley. Yet another pretty door.