Jerusalem, city walls
promenade – beauty above and below
When visiting Jerusalem
we don’t bother to plan
ahead, its just not necessary, where ever we put our feet its an
historical beautiful or surprising place.
This time we started our
trip at a small parking
lot in front of the mount Zion hotel (on Hebron road) and headed to the
city througth Hebron road. On the way we entered a small museum that
cable car that used to pass
across the valley to Zion mountain warriors in the days of Israel
The museum tour raises dim memories of school
history classes and a more up to date and amazing view of mount Zion.
We continue along the old
city walls to Jaffa gate,
and just before the gate a small sign leads us to the city walls
paying an entry fee we climb on the walls to the promenade that stretch
from Jaffa gate
western wall yard entrance.
From above the walls we see an amazing scenery of
“Yamin Moshe” neighborhood, the Armenian quarter, Dormitzion monastery
Wandering high above the old city houses allows a
view of the houses small yards, and glances to the churche yards
with graves, wines and decorated windows. We devote special interest to
cars maneuvering througth the narrow passageways without any scratch or
very close houses.
The promenade ends near the western wall and we
head there for a prayer.
From there we march to
after paying an entry fee we go underground for a tour inside
aqueduct which is carved underground and reaches the village of Siluan.
(Since we didn’t plan ahead we rented water proof
sandals and flashlights at the park store).
The underground trip is
fascinating and wet, and
after an hours walk in the shallow water we amerged to the ground near
the Siluan village. After a bit of wandering among the archeological
headed back to the old city under the close eye of dozens of security
At the end of a
we step back at a slow
the same walls we have stepped above at the
beginning of our day,
back to the mount Zion parking lot and back home… well at least until
trip summary : from Mount zion to
the cable car museum, city walls promenade ,Siloah aquadoct and back.
: medium - the hot day and climbs are
month of trip : may
: A facsinating trip that streches in time
from the near past to ancient
key words:Jerusalm, city wall
promenade, Siloah, Mount Zion cable car
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trip and are not a trip suggestion
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