Rooftop View, Old City, Jerusalem

old city view JerusalemThis is the view of the Old City of Jerusalem from Herod's Tower at the Tower of David Jerusalem History Museum. I've pretty much been all over the Old City of Jerusalem in the past week, and this is probably the best place to get a shot of the whole thing. (The Museum is definitely worth a visit, too, not just for the view.)

On the left are the two dark domes of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On the right is the golden Dome of the Rock. And in the middle is the steeple of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Right in the middle of the front you'll see a sign for the Swedish Christian Study Center. They have Protestants in Jerusalem, too. Who knew?

Unfortunately, the lens wasn't wide enough to capture the white dome of the recently rebuilt Hurva Synagogue. I'll get that one another day.

Rain was on its way in, so I snapped quickly. Had I known I was going to get a view like this, I would have taken the Nikon. But I didn't, so I did what I could with the little Fujifilm X-30. I hope I can go back before we leave Jerusalem and get this bigger and better with the Nikon.

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