We were leaving the desert behind us and the Bedouins and other desert people and we enter an even more ancient city Jerusalem. This time armed with a camera (which was not drowned in water), and we see here the result.
According our guide, we need to be in the mood to experience the beauty of ancient, old Jerusalem. And, he claimed, it’s not all about Arabs living and working here!
The history of Jerusalem is not only linked to the Jews or Arabs. Jerusalem was already there befoe the Jews laid claim to it.
History or not, at this moment many people from many different backgrounds and cultures are living there. Old and young people, people from many Arab countries, many people from Western countries, from the Far East, even Eskimos are in Jerusalem. Many of the people, where ever they came from are living peacefully next to each other, no problems or tensions with them. Sometimes young people like to make noise, many times politicians like to take advantage of situations, real or not. But what ever the situation, the old city of Jerusalem is a strange, dynamic place. It’s also a place with mysteries.
Our guide brings us all to some strange places, where no tourists are coming yet. Why? Because some of the places are currently discovered and released. And a 3,000 year old tunnel? It seems that this is not the only thing what is strange and mysterious in the old city of Jerusalem.
There are tunnels leading from Jerusalem directly to the Dead Sea. Those tunnels were originally caves! For everyone interested to explore these tunnels and to walk to the Dead Sea underground, let us know. We organize every month (at the end of the month) a tour for $75 per person, which includes food, drink, guide and surprises.
There seems a whole underground city to exist under ancient Jerusalem. The age of this underground city is from 2,000 to 3,500 years old! And that underground city is only partly explored.
With the current tensions about construction near and under the Holy Temple, there are already many tunnels leading many ways in all directions deeply under the temple.
After we saw enough ‘secrets’ and mysterious and unknown things of the old Jerusalem, we went into the streets and took it all in.
Those streets sets the tone of this part of the old city. Early morning it’s not busy, but later it’s full of life with people from all over the world.
When you look at all those closed off houses with only a door and no window, I am wondering what’s behind such door?
Next to the mysteries of the old city of Jerusalem, it’s people, it’s typical streets, the next part is about the shops and more about its people living in the old city. And then of course about the cultural aspect of this city.