Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Israel 2011 - Part Three

Ancient and Modern

One of the remarkable things about Israel is the close juxtaposition of ancient ruins and the various parts of modern civilisation.

Camels from our Bedouin experience parked next to our tour bus. 

Renovations inside the old city. 

The Lion of Judea reused as the emblem of the city of Jerusalem. 

Inside Jaffa gate during the day, busy with cars, pedestrians, touts, money changers, guides, police, soldiers, tour groups, monks, nuns and I imagine locals. 

The same gate, taken looking almost in the exact opposite direction, the next night for the inaugural Tour-de-Jerusalem.