Friday 19 March 2010
Ryan and I took a day trip to Israel today, to visit the Dead Sea (coolest swimming experience ever!) and of course the famous sites of Jerusalem.
Here is the Wailing Wall, the Jews' most sacred place. We went on Friday just after sunset, the beginning of the Sabbath, so it was crowded and lively and full of praying and singing and gathering. A very neat experience.
In the background there you can see the Dome of the Rock, one of the holiest places in the Muslim religion. It was interesting spending a day in a place holy to so many people, where the religions just seem all mixed up in all the churches, mosques, and synagogues around.