Mourning Wall

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UploadedAugust 16, 2008
TakenAugust 13, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/200 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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Every year, thousands of pilgrims come to pray in the mourning wall.

The 'mourning wall' is the outer wall of a fortress surrounding the Temple (and not the wall of the temple itself as it is commonly understood).

Technically, people could mourn on any side of the wall - most part of it is visible and above the ground - but this little section is the closest to the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem and the accessible part of the wall, part of Israel, according tho the 1968 peace agreement.

It is very striking to see the myriads of religious tourists coming to pray, and the joy on their faces when they see the wall for the first time.

In the The faces of the wall photo essay.

3 responses

  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson said (17 Aug 2008):

    Has my vote.

  • Nina Huettmann

    Nina Huettmann gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    this rocks, I voted for you!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2008):

    Wonderful shot!

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