Jerusalem is a mecca where so many different religions intersect and in no way is this more apparent than the people. The old city is divided into pretty distinct quarters, the Armenian Quarter, Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter and Muslim Quarter, each teeming with life and at times, fraught with tension. And each, attracting millions of religious pilgrims each year.
Makes for great people watching. Click through below as I people watch through all four quarters.
Women’s Praying Room in the tunnels underneath the Western Wall.
Pilgrim at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre’s Roman Catholic Chapel.
Pilgrims at the Fifth Station of the Cross on Via Dolorosa. People from all over the world come to touch this ancient stone said to carry the handprint of Jesus.
Orthodox men praying at the Western Wall’s underground tunnels.
Little girl on the street in the Jewish Quarter.
Hanging with IDF airforce.
Machne Yehuda Market salesman
Bike riding in front of Zion’s Gate.
Orthodox young women.
I completely fell in love with the little boys at the Western Wall who started hamming it up when they realized I was taking their pictures. The paper crowns that they’re wearing means they are being given their first prayer books during a ceremony at the Western Wall, among Judaism’s holiest of sites.
Little boys at the Western Wall.
Little boys at the Western Wall receiving their first prayer books.
Little old men club behind the market. They were playing various games and drinking coffee.
Heated domino game.
son of Uzi Eli, the Etrog man. Health drink shop renowned around Israel for it’s concoction’s healing properties.
Glass artist at Jerusalem House of Quality
Ceramics artist at Jerusalem House of Quality
Woman shopping in the Armenian Quarter.
Egyptian Coptic Monk at their chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.