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.