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Jerusalem - A travel report by Kiran
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Magic in the air

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There is something special and magical about Jerusalem. Something that you dont get by reading or listening but only by simply experiencing it yourself.


The famous western wall
The famous western wall
Exquisite fragrance from the olive trees, elegance of places of worship and enchanting history seamlessly part of the daily life in the city, together make Jerusalem very special. Single place that is considered the holiest by three of the major religions of this world. During 1998, I visited Israel together with a group of colleagues. We actually ended up covering the breadth and depth of the country. When people asked me to describe how it felt to be in Israel and especially in Jerusalem, I could not explain it. Still, I remember even today, my experience of getting emotional 'goose pimples' that happens when you are touched by something so intriguingly close to your heart.

Favourite spots:
Teacher turned doctor with kids in a concentration camp
Teacher turned doctor with kids in a concentration camp
It is difficult to choose sites of interest in Jerusalem, with every inch of it nourishing a rish history, be it the western wall, temples, fort, mosque, the stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, place of the last supper. These should not be missed anyway. Yad Vashem: We visited this memorial in Jerusalem that reflects Jewish history as endangered by the Holocaust. A lot of research has obviously has gone in establishing and also the effort of collecting rare artifacts and pictures. One thing, I still remember from this place is the sculpture of a jewish teacher holding a group of children in one of the concentration camps, the reflection of fear, helplessness and hope in the faces, is amazingly well carved.

What's really great:
Ancient churches
Ancient churches
To appreciate the remainders of the history that promised such a land, you would not need to belong to a particular religion. In Jerusalem, you can see the old armanian style churches, typical middle-east style built temples, fortifications to the magnitudes of walls touching the skies, living icons of what people know now from Bible.

Sights:
Ancient temples
Ancient temples
Western wall
Fortifications
Churches, temples and al aksa mosque
Mount of olives

Other recommendations:
Holy place
Holy place
Dead sea-Massada
Jericho
Bethlehem

Published on Sunday March 6th, 2005


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Sun, Mar 26 2006 - 03:53 AM rating by terje

Kiran, again I appriciate your personal writing!

Mon, Mar 07 2005 - 09:19 AM rating by mistybleu

Kiran, I really liked your report. I'm temped to take my Mother there this summer, but just a little afraid.

Nice pictures too.

Misty

Mon, Mar 07 2005 - 07:31 AM rating by davidx

Great. It's impossible to get over a place like this in a short report but you convey an essence.

Mon, Mar 07 2005 - 02:53 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii kiran
very nice report

Mon, Mar 07 2005 - 02:21 AM rating by picasso

Wonderful report,very emotional writing and images.

Boris

Sun, Mar 06 2005 - 07:15 PM rating by rangutan

Nice short report with wonderfull pictures and views from a traveller as outsider.

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