Final Days

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Tombs

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Closures and Weird Hours Yet Still Productive

Considering the many unforeseen circumstances this week, I feel like it was very productive. I was faced with closures and weird hours on multiple occasions. Still, I was able to effectively cover the Christian Quarter, the Walls and Gates, and most of the Mount of Olives. In addition, I was able to cover some smaller items.

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Week Near the Western Wall

As I began thinking about this week’s blog post last night, I wondered about the picture I would use. I could not think of one that would work well, so I hoped I would be able to take the picture today. I was wrong about that. My problem was that I did and saw so much, but could not think of one moment that really stood out or a specific unifying theme. I started going through all the pictures I took this week, then I saw this picture I took on Wednesday, and I knew that this was the picture that best sums up my week.

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Three Days in Jerusalem

I started my journey this week, when I began flying on Tuesday, May 31 but did not arrive in Jerusalem until about noon on Wednesday, June 1. On Thursday, I began my research. I had planned to visit the Citadel, now the Tower of David Museum, but it was closed for some reason. Instead, I decided to visit the Tower of David Museum on Friday, and started with the Muslim Quarter, which included visiting the Monastery of Flagellation, Church of St Anne, Ecce Homo Arch, Antonia Fortress, and Via Dolorosa (a road).

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