Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel

I'm ending my travel log with Jerusalem, Israel. It was amazing to visit a place so rich in history, and a place held very dear to many religions. This is outside the gated walls of the old city. 

These are remains from David's Palace in The City of David, as in David and Goliath! 

These underground tunnels led us from the remains of The City of David, through the Hezikiah Tunnels to the pool where Christ healed the blind man. 

The Pool of Shiloh, where the miracle was performed. 

Because Jerusalem is built on layers of ancient cities, some of these homes and buildings behind us were built on tombs.

The old city in the gated walls is split up into quarters: Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim.

The Western Wall. 

Not far from the gated city, you'll find Skull Hill or Golgotha. 

The Garden Tomb is also at this location. I loved the feeling here, it was so incredible to imagine the Resurrection happening at a tomb much like this. 

On the door, inside of The Garden Tomb. I loved this! 

The Garden of Gethsemane.

The Dead Sea, just outside of Jerusalem in the West Bank. All those rocks were caked in layers of salt. 

The Mount of Olives. You can see in the golden roof of the of The Dome of The Rock in the background. 

I bought this beautiful hand carved nativity. I have it up for Christmas right now, and I love the fact that a scene depicting The Savior's birth is from a place where he lived. 

Merry Christmas! 


  1. :) Nice pictures and happy to see you had fun!!!

  2. What beautiful pictures! Thanks for letting us go on your adventure with you! It looks like an amazing trip. :)