Sunday, February 1, 2015

What I miss most

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Our City Daily Photo group's Theme Day asks the question:
If you had to leave forever the city from which you usually post, what or who would you miss most?


From 2008 I blogged from the Jerusalem Hills, covering Jerusalem and the hills of Judea round about her.
Actually I did have to leave my hill, and likely forever, just a year and a half ago. 
What I miss most is this 12th century house built by the Crusaders.
 
Please, go ahead and click two separate times on the photos to see and appreciate each beautiful stone.


The hill country is where John the Baptist grew up.
The Crusaders built a chapel over the rock hewn tomb in which John may have buried his mother, Elisabeth.


Later, sometime in the 15th century a hermit added this small hermitage.
The small room has a common wall with, and a passageway into, the chapel.
The hermitage was my home for several months; it was a time and place like no other. 
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17 comments:

VP said...

Hard to forge a pace like his...

Cloudia said...

Envious that you got to live there for a time. Reminds me of when I lived in a 19th Cent church bell tower in Philadelphia. . . . . Stone walls, rickety spiral stairs, and a giant iron gate I clanged shut and locked nightly.....



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Rob the frog said...

How lucky! My kind of places!

EG CameraGirl said...

So much history! I think I can understand how hard it would be to leave such a place.

Karl Demetz said...

I understand why you miss this, Dina !

cieldequimper said...

I'd miss that too, oh so much.

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful place to call home!

LOLfromPasa said...

As ever, I enjoyed your contribution to theme day.

Spiderdama said...

This place is more than beautiful and I know very well you miss it. I love that rocky place with so much history

Sara Lorayne said...

To live in a place with such ancient history and centuries of prayers too, I imagine, soaked into its stone walls, must be a wonderful experience. No wonder you miss it.

Suzanne said...

With sighs too deep for words.

Nathalie H.D. said...

It must have been quite something living there!

Hels said...

I wonder how many 12th century houses built by the Crusaders there are in the world. This is precious! Is it heritage protected?

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope you'll be able to go back someday, Dina.

yael said...

A beautiful place.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing and unforgettable experience Dina.. Hope everyone enlarged the photos, incredible!

Kay said...

The history surrounding you is just so awesome.