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Saturday, April 4, 1998
Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel:
Latitude: 31° 46' 53" North
Longitude: 35° 13' 52" East
Altitude: 2633 feet
From Seattle: 8401 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Tabasco Hostel

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Today's Travel:
Country: Israel
Region: West Bank
Weather: Overcast

Available Photos:

Walls around Jaffa gate The Old City Walls, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock The Old City Walls, Jerusalem, Israel

The street just inside Damascus gate The Old City Walls, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock Haram ash-Sharif (Temple Mount), Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock Chain Gate, Haram ash-Sharif (Temple Mount), Jerusalem, Israel

Chapel (?) Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

Mosaic of Christ on dome Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock Tower, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, Israel

Looking East Tower, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Tower, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, Israel

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 359
Linear Dist: 52183
Countries Visited: 31
Regions Visited: 115
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Hotels: 76
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 115
Transit: 32
Beers: 1462
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Journal Entry:
I was a good little tourist today and made up for yesterday. I started off walking the city wall from Jaffa gate to the Lions gate (St Stepen's gate), walked the via Doloresa (the route that Jesus followed carring his cross to Calvary), saw the Western Wall, visited the Dome of the Rock (the Mosque built over the rock that Abraham sacrified his son on, and from which Mohammmed ascended to heaven), toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (built on the site where Christ was crucified, buried, and resurrected), and climbed the tower of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Quick thoughts. The Dome of the Rock is impressively decorated inside and out (even ignoring the golden dome). It's also dignified and interesting. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was a circus. It was so crowded and the guards were so pushy and just rude that I walked out wanting to kill something - not how you should feel after visiting a major religions most holy spot. The view from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is every bit worth the painful, clausterphobic climb.

Got out of the old town and found an Internet cafe (of course).


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Jerusalem
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Israel and the Occupied Territories
CIA World Fact Book: Israel

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