How to photograph the regulars at the Western Wall
In Jerusalem my challenge was to get permission to photograph the regulars at the Western Wall. Not an easy task for a man with a camera who could pass for just a tourist.
Why Hezekiah’s Tunnel is a special place for me
Hezekiah’s Tunnel is the highlight to my visit to the ancient City of David in Jerusalem. As I’m wading through its waters of living history, I get goose bumps all over.
Jerusalem’s center of faith
The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem eventually leads to the holiest spot in the Christian faith, the magnificent Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the hill where Jesus was crucified, laid to rest and resurrected.
Reliving Jesus' betrayal at the Mount of Olives
Outside the walls of Old Jerusalem, the historic city’s magic continues with the legendary Mount of Olives rising up in the east.
A perfect example of political incorrectness
In Jerusalem, I follow a rather innocuous ramp just to the right of the Western Wall that gives access, after a rigorous search, to one of the holiest sites in Islam. But this is no Mosque.
Visiting the holiest spot in the Christian faith
The Arab souk of Jerusalem has no shortage of tawdry souvenir shops, and vendors promising to sell me “a piece of the actual cross” are commonplace but I ignore all this and just revel in its sights, sounds and smells.
Managing God's letter box
The Western Wall – the ancient limestone wall in Jerusalem’s Old City which once supported the sacred Second Temple – is the holiest place on earth for the Jewish people.
Centuries come and go
Hello Jerusalem, where three sabbaths are celebrated by the many different religions who see this ancient city as a centerpiece of their faith. From the time of the Old Testament, through the Ottomans and Crusaders, to the birth of Israel and the modern battles for control of the Holy Places, it has seen the centuries come and go and remains a place of living history.