Monday, August 30, 2010

An enclosed garden in the middle of new Jerusalem

Come, step through the (almost always locked) little door in the big gate, enter a hidden garden.

The monastery wall separates you from busy Agron Street, the big hotels, and modern Jerusalem.

The church was built from the 1880s until 1927.

The convent, school, guest hostel, and church belong to the Catholic Arab women's order called the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters.
More about them in my earlier post.

Sit in the shade of an old olive tree

and enjoy the lovingly-tended gardens.

A scarecrow in a keffiyeh guards the sisters' vegetable garden!
Hope you enjoyed today's visit in the secret garden for That's My World Tuesday.


Spiderdama said...

Great post. Wonderful church and I think I must buy a olivetree to have in my garden, hope it`s not to cold here:-)
Wish you a blessed week!

VP said...

A lovely and secluded place, funny that the scarecrow wears a keffiyeh...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your effort and providing such beautiful images. Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

SandyCarlson said...

What a cool and gorgeous place.

Arija said...

Din, how delightful this wonderful place of refuge is tucked away behind its high wall and gate.

A beautiful post.

Hope your heat has abated.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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J Bar said...

These are great.
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Regina said...

Beautiful church and captures.
Thank you for sharing Dina.
Enjoy a great week.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic garden and the "scarecrow" seems to be very local!

Pietro said...

Dina, I always like your nice posts about monasteries and churches.

Shey said...

A beautifully well-tended garden indeed. This is such a relaxing place. They made a convincing scarecrow too. :)

JM said...

Lovely hidden garden.

Sara said...

Quiet, hidden gardens always appeal; can anyone visit? It is a lovely place.

Kay said...

That looks very pretty and very green. Not too much of a water shortage despite the heat.