Tag Archives: HOLY SITE

mount of olives

so named for the olive groves that used to cover its slopes, mount olivet or the mount of olives stands adjacent to the old city of jerusalem in israel. it has been used as a jewish burial site for over 3000 years and holds over 150 000 graves.

here it is photographed in the early evening with the al-aqsa mosque in the left foreground.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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the temple’s courtyard

photographed from within the jewish quarter of the old city of jerusalem in the early evening, here is the western wall, the plaza or courtyard and the dome of the rock shrine beyond.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

 

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