Saturday, August 18, 2012

David's Tower

The crusaders believed this to be the City of David. Though they were mistaken and the actual site is being excavated a couple of kilometers away, the name has stuck and is currently being used for this impressive historic museum of Jerusalem.

Inside the courtyard where light shows depicting the history of Jerusalem are held in the evenings.

A model providing an overview.

There are so many layers showing the different eras and the origins of the conquerors. This little gem is from the Ottomans, I believe. Below are views of the Old City from South to North with the Mount of Olives in the background.

The exterior wall and Jaffa gate can be seen mid-picture.

I simply do not grow tired of admiring the splendor. And to think this is all just a 10-15 minute walk away from my home.

Have a splendid day!