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Ottoman Syria

Post by Deacon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:59 am

I've been traveling a great deal on business recently. Sometimes it has its perks.

Last week, I got to steal a day with a business colleague in Jerusalem and temple mount was open.

Here's a picture of the Dome of the Rock, I took (some of the images aren't great since I just used my cellphone camera, having left my proper camera home...)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38669775@N00/6324421669/in/photostream

Pilgrims praying in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Golgotha. Underneath the Altar where they are kneeling is a hole that goes down to the rock where supposedly Christ was cruxified.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38669775@N00/6325184834/in/photostream

The fifth station of the Cross where Christ first stumbled and Simon helped him, also the beginning of the via dolorosa

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38669775@N00/6325184634/in/photostream

The room where the last supper was held, above the tomb of king david.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38669775@N00/6325184920/in/photostream

Jews praying at the Wailing wall

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38669775@N00/6325184066/in/photostream

A view of temple mount from the mount of olives

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38669775@N00/6325183684/in/photostream

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Re: Ottoman Syria

Post by count-de-monet on Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:35 am

never been to this city, but everytime I see photo's or film footage I love what I see. Shame the beauty of the region also comes with such conflict.

lovely photo's.
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Re: Ottoman Syria

Post by Deacon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:33 pm


The huge walls surrounding Ramallah and the various Palestinian areas were stark reminders of the political realities of the area.
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Re: Ottoman Syria

Post by the great unwashed on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:33 pm

A beautiful land, Shame about the politics. Liked the photos

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