Tuesday, 8 May 2012

ABC Wednesday, Q for Quarter in the Old City


With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 10 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with Q.

The Q is an extremely difficult letter, especially for somebody who wants to dedicate her posts to Israel for the next few weeks, but I found the word Quarter. The Old City of Jerusalem is divided into four quarters: The Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter,the Christian Quarter and the Muslim Quarter. Dina and I went mostly to the Christian Quarter, as there was no time to visit the others. We entered the Christian Quarter through the New Gate and saw many churches , the largest of them is the Holy Sepulchre, the smallest a Greek chapel, where Dina and I were welcomed by a Greek nun.(See my post of 24th April)
I'll show three of the seven gates used to enter the Old City. There is an eighth gate, which is sealed. This is the Golden Gate and will be opened when, according to the Christians, the Messiah will enter the city.











27 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

nice.
also, I should remember quarters, since that makes a lot of cents.

ROG< ABC Wednesday team

The Weaver of Grass said...

Most cities seem to have old quarters don't they Wil? They are always amongst the most interesting parts. I remember walking through the old Jewish quarter of Seville and marvelling at the old buildings and the atmosphere. Lovely photographs.

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful, historic city.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful, old city and I do love the gate! Wonderful captures, Wil, as always! You do take us to such interesting and historical places! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for the history -- I am learning so much from your Israel posts. (And excellent job of finding the Q hook for the meme!)

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful visit to the Old Quarter, - thank you Wil. Beautiful photos.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Nice "Q" post! Beautiful shots and great map!

Carver said...

Great choice for Q and you took some great shots. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Luna Miranda said...

how interesting that the Old City is divided to four quarters. the gates are impressive.

Q is for...

Dina said...

QUITE small, the Old City, less than one square kilometer, but it is a whole world unto itself.
I love the Old City, and I'm glad we could be there together, Wil.

zongrik said...

everyday in Jerusalem is like a holiday (holy day)


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photowannabe said...

I am so enjoying your photos of Israel and especially the Old City Quarters.

Emille said...

No wonder they say that the Bible comes alive when being there! Meaningful captures, Wil.

ewok1993 said...

What a wonderful trip this is. It is my most ardent wish to see this city.

Great Q post.

Leslie: said...

Loving your memories and photos of your trip! Have a great week, Wil.

Leslie
abcw team

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great, perfect Q. I'd never about gates to enter the Quarters of the city.

Genie said...

Love this historical part of town. The architecture is beautiful. Nice post. genie

Island Rambles Blog said...

Your pictures are wonderful and I like being taken out of my living room to a travel adventure. Each of us has a challenge to fit the ABC meme into our predesigned themes so that struggle is what makes it so interesting.

chubskulit said...

You live in a beautiful place Wil!

Thanks for taking the Dementia Quiz
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Paula Scott said...

Wow-love those images! It seems that only old cities have quarters, doesn't it?

Andy David said...

My dear friend,
What great photos and the story with it!! Yes, very historic and touching. Thanks for posting this.

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing. I would love to visit that city some day!

Joops said...

Must be nice to live there, where there are so many historic places to visit!

Quench... have a nice day!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great finding for Q day!
And your shots and the place are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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ChrisJ said...

Lovely photo of the Damascus Gate especially.

Louis la Vache said...

Perfect choice for "Q"!

Vagabonde said...

Oui, la lettre Q est bien difficile – mais vous avez bien trouvé et un lieu historique.