Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Walls of Jerusalem and of the hills

Welcome to the fun we bloggers have at ABC Wednesday. Today's letter is W.

Western Wall, formerly known as the Wailing Wall.
With the beginnings of the excavation where I worked last year.
Watchtower known as David's Tower and Jerusalem's Old City city wall.
One of the old terrace walls which dot the Jerusalem Hills. Some date from First Temple period.
Wedges in a wall: how to build a straight wall.

21 comments:

Bear Naked said...

Wonderful idea for ABC Wednesday.

W for Walls. Brilliant.

Jan said...

Wow 7 W post. You are Wonderful. I enjoyed each one.

TSannie said...

Oh Dear! Every picture on your blog is erasing every idea I've always had of what the country-side of Israel is. (Your header alone is a major shock to me!) I really thought "desert" was the word that best described all of Israel.
I've only just begun exploring your blog, so obviously don't know a lot about it, but am looking forward to taking the time to getting to know it and you and Israel better.

And, by the way?? Superb ABC Wednesday W post!!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

and of course, your sky looks pretty blue too!

Miss_Yves said...

I was sure to find on your blog this famous wall(s) !
miss Yves

babooshka said...

Next to the Great wall of China, and the defunct Berlin Wall, we always think of the Wailing wall. Fascinating post and those overviews are pretty stunning.

reader Wil said...

Hi Dina! I was thinking of the Wailing Wall when I think of Jerusalem. Your photos are always interesting and informative. Thanks for sharing!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Nice and interesting.

Liz said...

What a lot of Ws! Great choices and showing us so much of Jerusalem.

Jerez said...

I like that angle of the wall, never have seen it like that before. It's so nice to get a perspective of an archeologist on a blog, so personal....

Michelle said...

I accidently did a "W" post for Wednesday in my Wood Duck post. I guess I will have to look into this. Your posts as always Dina are so informative. I may not always comment, but I always read them...

Gretchen said...

You've shown places I would dearly love to visit someday in person, but know seeing your photos is as close as I'll ever get to them.

RuneE said...

One might almost say "They don't make walls like that anymore".

It must be fun to be an archaeologist.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos from Jerusalem :)
I would love to visit!

Luiz Ramos said...

I like to visit your Jerusalem by photos.
I thank you for visit my Toys post!

Kay said...

Hi Dina, This is so beautiful. Jon said "Hi," and that he would love to see Israel someday.

magiceye said...

thank you so much for the brief tour of Jerusalem.. enjoyed it.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing more information about Jerusalem and the surrounding area. This looks like a place that the tourist like to go to.

dot said...

I've always wondered what the Wailing Wall looked like. Wonderful photos!

Catherine said...

Thanks to represents Israel in our Blog-land, Dina, this country deserves it. Each of your pictures is a revelation about how history and modernity are mixed. First the Bridge "King David's harp" then we plunge centuries before Christ!
Observing daily life through your eyes, we notice as well differences between all its citizen. Every time I come to visit your blog, I learn something more.

The D in D & T said...

that photo is really quite striking. it really gives the viewer perspective into the area. love it.