Just behind the Old City ramparts stands the ancient Citadel.
Now, for the first time in thousands of years, it no longer serves a strategic purpose.
Also known as the Tower of David, this fort has been turned into the museum for the history of Jerusalem.
I went searching for benches in the Citadel courtyard.
This one sits inside the remains of a tower, part of the city fortifications from the Second Temple period (1st century of the Common Era).
This tower was built on an even earlier tower.
If you'd like more shade, try sitting under the olive tree.
Nearby, the postern leads to a secret passageway connecting the moat to the interior of the Citadel.