Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Independence Day

Flags all over the building.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Closed Gate

Taken from the inside.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Near the Israel Museum

We had a little picnic and I photographed this flower. Blogger insists on importing it vertically; it should be otherwise, but... Happy end of Passover.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The archaeological garden near the Southern Wall

In the background, the slopes of the Mount of Olives cemetary.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

To the Western Wall

People are arriving from the road on the right side. In the center of the picture, the bridge leading to the Mughrabi gate and to the mosques. Under the bridge, a sign indicates an archaeological dig. The Western wall is part of what remains of the surrounding walls of the Temple, destroyed in 69 by Titus. It goes on underground deep inside the moslem quarter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Entrance to the Cardo

The Cardo was the main street of the Roman Jerusalem.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New monastery on Hebron Road

The sisters of Saint Dorothea began this building more than a year ago. It now looks almost finished, but I don't know if it is inhabited yet.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Talitha Kumi

In 1868, a Christian girls' orphanage and school, Talitha Kumi, was built in what is now part of the center of town, by the renowned architect Conrad Schick. All that now remains of the original building is a three-part memorial outside Hamashbir on King George Avenue - the original facade including a clock and engraving, a chimney, and part of a window - erected by Jerusalem architect David Kroyanker after the building was destroyed in 1980 to make way for property development.