The Old city is actually very compact with narrow alleys and contains small communities of different faiths. It's amazing to understand the building process and how there's entire layers of the previous settlements. An incredible experience and insight into the long history.
Early that morning, a chartered bus went to Bethlehem to visit the stable church where Jesus was born, and felt the oppressive life of the Palestinian people inside the separation wall. At noon, two girls who were driven back to the ancient city and were still depressed and not refreshed were stranded in Lion Gate by the flow of black Muslims. As far as the inner city gate was concerned, the Israeli policemen, who had been guarded by the roadside, promptly pulled away from the crowd and told us that it was Muslim Friday's gathering day when Ira was going to worship the Dome Mosque, which forbade non-Muslims to enter and look around at the crowded headscarves. The images of terrorists in the news filled our minds on the spot, and we turned pale and thanked the Israelis again and again. The two fled to the side lane and were in a state of panic. They talked about how they could not avoid taking the way of Jesus'ascension to heaven. Then they found out by accident that every Friday at 3:00 p.m. Franciscans would hold prayer ceremonies to lead all pilgrims back on the hard road and eventually enter the Church of the Holy Grave for worship. So we had another soy sauce mix. It was almost dusk when a Franciscan monk, who had been a Hong Kong undergraduate at the Religious College for three years, came out of the Church of the Holy Grave and hurried to the crying wall. Every five sunsets, Jews entered the Sabbath and churches would go to cry. All the travels before the wall prayer confession described the crying wall as a sacred place where the atmosphere of sadness could not be replicated, but what we saw with our own eyes was a totally different scene (stunned). In front of the Jewish law crying wall, the elders of the men's and women's districts were separated or sat or stood holding Hebrew Bibles and whispering to the crying wall, while the young boys and girls were murmuring to the crying wall. Standing on the square outside the prayer area, singing and dancing happily, the soldiers and policemen with guns in Israel did not realize how soon even the policemen began to say hello to themselves, not only with the tourists, but also with all kinds of portraits and concave shapes. Finally, they started to sing and dancing in the circle and rushed out in excitement to find all kinds of military attire handsome men And I stood there staring and gaping, and I saw a young soldier jumping too high and the magazines slipping out of the gun. Here is Jerusalem, the closest place to God. Three thousand years of worship by three religions. All kinds of love and glory are covered in all kinds of hatred killings, and all the steps of every city building are entangled here. Even every corner of the brick and stone is immersed in the blood and tears of countless people who are obsessed with countless people, and this old city of yellowish color is just standing silently under the blue sky and white clouds and watching human history coldly.
The old city is too big. We came in three times in three days. On the first night, we went to see the light show. Basically, it was divided into four parts. One part is where the fountain is outside. Generally, there is nothing to see with music. There are many people there. The second part is to show the little prince in a circle on a wall after coming in. It's very real, beautiful and dreamlike. It's colorful. It lasts less than ten minutes. The third part is the focus, called the DavidTower Acoustic and Optical Exhibition, tickets can only be seen, only at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., not every day, asked the tour guide on the end of the week, to the end did not say clearly, anyway, we saw on Saturday. I don't know where to perform in the city, thinking that only the wall in front of the seat (seats are not numbered, sit at will). Who would think that all the walls of the castle are screens, and all kinds of colors are projected on them. The history of performing the Jewish people in Israel has been very shocking so far. It's very clever to walk. In the video, it's climbing stairs. In the real castle, it's the stairs. It's a good combination. But although it's hot and sunny during the day in summer, it doesn't work to wear a very cold coat at night. You must wear it more. Oh, no photos are allowed inside. The fourth part is only from May 25 to June 2 every year. The whole city is divided into four lines, that is, according to the route of four colors of lights, the combination of ancient and modern. There is a real atmosphere of the Spring Festival. There are many people, so don't lose it like a labyrinth. Very sad, especially tired this day, walked 15 kilometers altogether. After walking for a long time, I thought I could go back to the hotel, but I didn't expect to go straight two lines and say I still need to go. We really can't go along the blue line with the guide. The guide agreed. Who thought that after the blue line, there was no other way but to go along the last white line, crying to death. Architectural performance is still very good, but tired and not too much to appreciate. On the third day, I saw 14 stations of Jesus'crucifixion and Jinding Mosque and crying wall, etc. Some places should not be taken with caution.
If the world is very beautiful, nine points are in Jerusalem; if the world is very sad, nine points are in Jerusalem. It is such a historic and intricate holy city that people can express such sighs: the Kingdom of Judah, the Kingdom of Babylon, the Kingdom of Israel, the Assyrian Empire, the Roman Empire, the Crusaders, the Saladin Emperor, the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
The Old City of Jerusalem - "For Jews, it's a holy place in their hearts. The Old City includes many religious domains. The Temple Hill of Judaism, the West Wall, the Church of the Holy Cemetery of Christianity, the Dome Mosque of Islam and the Aqsa Mosque can be seen here. There are also many worshippers in black clothes on the streets, who are still strict with the rules despite the hot weather.
Jerusalem - "The most complex city in the world, Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy places. Two billion believers regard the landlord as a holy city. Jews regard it as the land of God's creation and covenant. Christians see it as the place of Jesus'suffering and resurrection. Muslims see it as the place where the Prophet Mohammed listens to Allah's blessings and the direction of Muslim worship before the Holy City of Mecca. Hebrew means "City of Peace". The paradox is that the war lasted for 3,000 years, with 37 major wars and 18 destroyed. God says, if there is beauty in the world, Jerusalem makes up 90% of it; or, a place flowing with milk and honey, . Simon, an English born in 1965, wrote a Book "Jerusalem 3000 years" which was translated into 35 languages and published in many countries. Before going abroad, he bought it specially, read it and could not understand it. Jerusalem is 108 square kilometers, and the old city in the East is 1 square kilometers. It is a tourist hotspot with a long history. It lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. Because of its long history and too many resources, Jerusalem has become the most complex city in the world today. It is the most destined city in the world, which has been destroyed and rebuilt many times by foreigners. The three religions converge here, which is not only a pilgrimage place for believers, but also a tourist resort attracting worldwide attention. First, there are both religious holy cities and religious conflicts. Jerusalem has been repeatedly built and abolished in history. There are not many religions in the world, but Judaism, Christianity and Islam all regard it as their holy place, because this land has been occupied and left many miracles by various religions in history. In order to inherit and defend their teachings, all three denominations are here to declare. In 1980, Israel called Jerusalem their "eternal and indivisible capital". In 1988, Palestine declared Jerusalem its capital, and Jerusalem is still the scene of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Second, it is both a battlefield and a tourist hotspot. Some people hear that when I go to Jerusalem, I always ask about security. Indeed, there are frequent clashes between Palestine and Israel and gunfire. This is Jerusalem, but in this historical city of 126 square kilometers, there are Jewish crying walls and temple hills, Muslim dome mosques and Aksa mosques, as well as Christian churches and bitter roads. Believers of these three denominations are coming, and tourists from all over the world are coming. Thirdly, the inhabitants who live here are both ancient and modern, abide by the doctrines and rules, and live the life of their ancestors. As the masters of the city, they carefully restored, protected historical sites, and pursued modernization. They engaged in many green areas, business districts, industrial parks and new towns with a deep sense of modernization. Fourth, it is both specific and diversified, various nationalities and denominations live together, various cultures have influence, conflicts and integration. The old city of Jerusalem is surrounded by a circle of walls, but there are world-famous scenic spots - "Jewish crying wall and temple hill, Muslim dome mosque and Aksa mosque, as well as Christian churches and bitter roads. On July 31, 2016, I arrived in the afternoon and stayed in Xincheng District in the evening. After dinner, I took a barefoot walk. Like Chongqing Mountain City, I went up and down. The most Jewish men I saw - "black brass bonnet, suit and tie, black robe, beard.
The old city of Jerusalem is not very big, just wander around and see how different it is. However, we are only in the busy areas, quiet places because the police dissuaded once, they did not dare to casual. The old city is divided into four districts: Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Armenian districts. It feels like the largest, busiest and noisiest Muslim area. No wonder it was originally the largest city in Palestine, with a large Muslim population. Armenia feels the most quiet, the houses are relatively well-built, and the old city has a sense of relic independence. It may also be due to the relatively small number of relics and tourists in this area. In the old city, apart from those important religious relics, what I remember most is the atmosphere of life there, including religious atmosphere and ordinary people. The next day I remember going to the wall of crying and looking for a bus at Damascus Gate. It was noon. I didn't realize that I was meeting a Muslim to worship on the Temple Hill. The crowd poured in from Damascus Gate and turned against us, making it difficult for us to walk. Interestingly, when we find out the bus we are going to take to Olive Hill tomorrow and return to the old city, we meet them again and come out from Damascus Gate after worship. These two encounters gave me instant insight into the power of religion. In fact, in the old city, even Jewish Sabbaths do not have to worry about not eating, because Muslim areas are normal life, near Damascus Gate there are many delicious, completely big Bazaar feeling.
Every step of the old city of Jerusalem can feel the heavy historical precipitation and religious culture. You can find his beauty behind these vicissitudes of beauty, such as religious contradictions, racial contradictions and so on. This old city is filled with sorrow. It boards a synagogue and overlooks the whole city. Everywhere in Jerusalem is a relic and culture.
If the world is very beautiful, nine minutes in Jerusalem, the crying wall is a sacred and sad place. They pray closely against the wall and read words in their mouths. The crying wall carries too many Jewish emotions. It can be said that crying and praying are their spiritual pillars.