Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Temple Mount

Our guide had us in the queue for the Temple Mount soon after 8am but it still took a whole hour for us to get through the necessary screenings and bag searches.

While we waited we had the sun to warm our bones, and this magnificent view of the walls, including those massive stones at the base dating back to the Second Temple built by Herod the Great.

Just as we might at home in our own churches, groups of women had taken their chairs out into the sunshine after the weekend's gloomy weather, and were enjoying studying their own holy book.

There's nothing quite so magnificent as the sight of the golden dome gleaming in the morning sun.

1 comment:

  1. are you enjoying seeing quilting patterns in the mosaics? Getting inspiration there?


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