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May 11

Welcome to Jerusalem!

The whole of Jerusalem is a fairly big city but most of what visitors want to see is contained behind those walls, the Old City, .35 square miles of ancient history and intense (InTense!) emotions.

(Unless otherwise stated all facts and all text in quotes are courtesy of our own little know-it-all, Ms Wiki.)

In 1542 Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilt the Jerusalem walls and included eleven gates, seven of which are in use today. "Until 1887, each gate was closed before sunset and opened at sunrise."

This is the Damascas Gate...
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