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Israel, Last Day...

The last day of our trip was spent in Jerusalem as well. We visited the Garden Tomb, a much disputed burial location. Disputes aside, it was a somber visit, and a really nice place administrated by some extremely friendly folk. We also took the Ramparts Walk, for some nice views of the old city. We also went around to the Lions Gate, and took in some of the northeast corner, including the Pool of Bethesda. Finally, before heading to the airport, we spent some time on a nice Promenade south of the old city. In my last few posts, the only thing I missed was our visit to the Holocaust Museum, basically because I could not really photograph that.
So there you have it, a 10 day or so tour of Israel. You probably need a month to do it properly. Click on the thumbnails below to go to the photos...

The Garden TombRamparts WalkNorthEast JerusalemLast day-Jerusalem

Israel, Day 8

We had a shorter, less busy day today. For starters, we visited the old city of Jerusalem, pausing to take in the western wall. After that, we went on a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels. Finally, we were given the rest of the day to wander about and shop in the Mamilla Mall area. Click on the pics below to go to the albums...

Western Wall TunnelsShopping

Israel, Day 7

I'm slow posting this stuff, but let's move on to Day 7 nevertheless. We left Jerusalem and headed back into the Desert. First off, a stop at the Desert Oasis of Ein Gedi, where David hid in the caves from King Saul. Next, we had a stellar tour of Masada, via cable car since the walk up would have taken too much time. After that, we went for a swim in the Dead Sea. In Jerusalem, we also found time for a little strolling and shopping on the infamous Ben Yehuda Street. (I may have my days mixed up a bit here). Click on the photos to go to the albums...
Ein GediMasadaDead SeaBen Yehuda Street