Sunday, May 24, 2009

Inside the monastery

I went to visit a friend who was lodging there. A very quiet place, very big also and the part open to the visitors is really a small part of the whole complex.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Flags of the Vatican in Jerusalem

The Pope has arrived in Jerusalem. The flags of the Vatican are all around Jerusalem. But for us his visit is another traffic nightmare. The road where I live will be emptied of all vehicles tuesday night. No parking is allowed on my street on wednesday, and a whole neighborhood will be completely shut down on that date between 6-9 am and 4-8 pm.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Victory Day Parade in Downtown Jerusalem

We have a large population of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. And a percentage of them are veterans of World War II. On Victory Day, May 10th, they hold a parade in the streets of Jerusalem (and may be in other cities as well). May they live long.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jason's Tomb - Inside

Inside Jason's Tomb

The site is fenced and the photograph was taken through the bars.