I apologize I have not written in some days now. Something very serious happened at home, so we had to get home to Norway in a hurry to take care of some of our grandchildren, but we are so grateful all we got of experiences on just 4 days!! We feel we had a long vacation…
And we are so lucky we got at least one day in Bethlehem and one day in The Old City of Jerusalem. We bought lots of gifts and also zattar and arabic coffee – so I enjoy my coffee and my grandchildren enjoy my zattar-food. The worst thing was to leave Eden and not finish painting the fence, and also that we did not meet Yady.
I got a picture from Line - so it seems like YOU NEED NOT DOING IT
Before we left Norway, we met 4 lovely "girls" at the airport that were on their way to Israel. In some few minutes we got a special good connection and can you imagine: At least three of us were related to the same genealogy-tree. We invited the "girl-group" to guide them in The Old City, so here comes some pictures from that day.
The Jerusalem Mill
The Tomb of David
outside the tomb of David
Inside the communion hall
view at mt. Zion
on the roof
at our Armenian friend's shop
view at Kedron Valley
I am walking on the walls...
The dome of the rock
At the Western Wall
|prayer tags are placed in the cracks in the wall|
vigorous ladies walked between 2 and 3 miles that day
the spring is here!
"the archaeological garden", the city of David|
On the Mount of Olives is the oldest graveyard which is still in use
Golden gate with the muslim graveyard outside
All nation's church
with the beautiful Gethsemane-garden
inside the church
The stone where Jesus prayed
the grotto was closed
Then we walked the Via Dolorosa with its 14 items
crown of thorns church
A game from Roman time
Via Dolorosa is a busy street
from the Ethiopian Church
from St Helene's water-cave
With a marvelous acoustic
the Holy Sepulcher, a church inside the church
a well deserved beer at Ha Taverna
and a well deserved rest....
"What a marvelous place!!!"
and what a marvelous atmosphere!!
We recommend the food at Ha Taverna
Armenian food at its best!!!
We tried to reach the sunset from Mt. Olives, but were some minutes too late....
here from the steps up to the mountain
Good to rest before we went through the Western Wall tunnel
walking through The Old city when the shops are closed, is a special experience...
Look at the fancy fence!!
Asmahan is always pamper me - she calls me Louvisa
A "happy" color!! You will never find a color like that in Norway!
A gift from Yuval; Hebrew - lessons
I got the newest book as a gift from Yohanan!! :) Can you believe!! He has such a good sense of humor!!
Yuval made us a delicious last meal
Lehitraot bekarov - we will see you soon, our good, good friends at Eden Jerusalem Hotel
our last (and first) falaffel with humus this time - at the airport
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!
OUR FRIENDS IN JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM NEED YOUR PRAYERS AS WELL!!