Walking the ramparts, North, East and South

The Sabbath begins here with sunset, i.e. Friday September 11, at about 18:15. A siren sounds all over the city which indicates the start of the Sabbath. Almost every shop is closed. So Saturday September 12 was also very quiet. But one of the hottest days so far: 36℃

We wanted to do the second part of the ramparts and start early, so at 9am we were at the Jaffa gate again.

On the wall, looking eastward.

The roofs of Jerusalem, a bit different than 2,000 years ago I imagine.

The ever present Dome of the Rock, built on the mountain of Moriah, the mountain where Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his son, and where later the temple was built.

The Damascus gate, from the top:

And the street leading up to the Damascus gate:

The domes of the church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The location we visited yesterday. As you can see in the face of the hill you see a skull.

On the southern part of the wall, looking West.

The garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the mountain of Olives.

With extravagant churches.