A painted window shutter at a Christian bookstore in Jerusalem’s old city.
Pictures of Mary mix with crucifixes and rosaries on a street in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter.
Religious postcards for sale in the Christian quarter of old Jerusalem. I’m not certain, but I’m going to guess that guy in the middle is an Eastern Orthodox priest, maybe named a saint by the church. The narrow streets leading up to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are full of both Orthodox and Catholic shops, selling crucifixes, little bottles of anointing oil, pictures like this, and many, many long thin candles for visitors to light in the church.
Shofars (ram’s horn trumpets) are displayed for sale in front of a closed shop door in the Christian Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem’s center.
An Orthodox Jew walks through the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem.
The main entry of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, at the south end of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Found in a shop window in Jerusalem.
A visitor looks through a sunlit window into a cave full of centuries-old Jewish ossuaries, or bone boxes, on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Ossuaries have been used for the internment of skeletal remains by many different cultures throughout history, but they were especially popular among Jews of the Second Temple Period (40 B.C. – 135 A.D.). These date to that time.
Here’s a selection of shots from a recent trip to Jerusalem, featuring Christian, Muslim and Jewish sites, mostly focused around or viewed from the Mount of Olives. In future posts I’ll try to put up some shots from the Wailing Wall (or Western Wall) of the Temple Mount, as well as some of my best attempts at street photography from one afternoon in the city. Enjoy!