Jerusalem ~ The Divided City

Jerusalem is definitely a divided city, by religion, by culture, and by appearances. As we walked through the various quadrants of the Old City, we were herded through the Armenian Quarter, followed by the Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter, and the Jewish Quarter. Each has its own distinct feel, sights, and experiences. However, we walked away, not with a sense of unity, but a feeling of separateness among them. We, personally, experienced a sense of alienation from all quarters that we were not expecting to have.

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Outside the Zion Gate near the Armenian Quarter
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Walking through the Muslim Quarter

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Christian Quarter ~ Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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Jewish Quarter ~ Wailing Wall (Western Wall of the Temple Mt.)

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Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane

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Gethsemane Basilica of Agony

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5 Responses to “Jerusalem ~ The Divided City”

  1. Mary Jane and Carolyn …

    What a richness of visuals !!!! You are so dear to share with me the pictorial version of your journey, as well as text.

    Thank you !!! Thank you … Where will you be on Halloween — just curious !!!

    Travel well and safely, Hugs, Sh

  2. You have made my day with all your beautiful pictures and comments. I have so wanted to make this trip . But I may be living it vicariously through your post. Thank you again!

  3. Barbara Greenstein October 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Am sure it must seem divided there. What a pity…for everyone. Did you ask the rider of that great blue 3 or 4 wheeled moped where I can get one?! Great pictures.

  4. Sounds like a fascinating trip so far! I am enjoying your prose and photos immensely! Keep sharing!

  5. So,e amazing pictures. Keep them coming!

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