So now comes the time when I will post some pictures from the Old City. We went at about 3pm today and just relaxed in the city. After just one other trip there, we can now navigate through the Muslim Quarter and get to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, so that is pretty cool. But here are some pictures.
Here are some candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I wanted to catch a person lighting a candle, and thankfully I did.
Outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was actually started to drizzle when we went in, and by the time that we had come out it was no longer raining. It was a very nice surprise. You can also tell how buildings can be so tucked away in the Old City. For the two times that I have been here we have come from the Muslim Quarter, so the routes are lots of turns and alleys.
Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was actually extremely dim inside this church, but luckily a few of the pictures turned out and you can see the amazing architecture of the building.
Another candle shot. This one was mostly to get all of the candles in one shot. The church people were also starting to close the church, so I had to get this picture before they started taking all the candles out of the sand.
The dome from the inside. You can see the top of the church within a church. In this little church is the tomb of Jesus (sorry, no pictures of that sight).
A doorway in the church. It's actually only a lightbulb on the other side of the door.
Another picture of the dome. It is huge and awesome.
This is me, having fun with my camera. So I just did zoom stuff. I had it open for two seconds and then zoomed in. This is the result.
I personally think that this Jesus looks a little angry. I have called it the "Jesus is not impressed" face.
Some lanterns hanging in the church. Some of the only light that could be found in the church.
The Dome of the Rock. The sun was setting, so Shabbat was ending. It was a very beautiful evening.
This is a picture of the locks on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They are pretty intense.
A nice bank of clouds coming into Jerusalem. Again, a very beautiful evening.
I really enjoy this picture because you can clearly see two faiths. The Western Wall is clearly in the middle, and then the sides have two mosques. You have the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Very interesting.
Here is a random street in the Jewish Quarter. I liked it better in black and white. This is when we were just wandering through the city. We would come to split and then say, "Left or right." It took us to some really cool sights, this being one of them.
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