The Holy Land, Jerusalem in Photos


I’ll start by saying that I’m not religious. Like, at all.

But, that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t interested to learn about the biblical stories that took place in Jerusalem. I pay no mind to whether or not they are true, but look at it as a first hand history lesson as I walk through the streets and a way to learn a little bit more about a culture that I have never fully understood.

It’s as if every part of this holy city holds some significance in the story and lays the setting to a series of events that so many millions of people believe in passionately. It’s hard to ignore that and not get caught up in wanting to learn and see more. Some might call this the first step to Jerusalem Syndrome.

So, why am I posting this today? Because it’s Christmas; the birthday of good ‘ol JC, a guy who knew the city of Jerusalem all to well. Jerusalem is where he had his last supper, where he was crucified, where he was buried and resurrected (Church of the Holy Sepulchre).

Jerusalem is an eye opening city, no matter what your religion and a place to get lost with your camera.




A woman praying on the The Stone of Anointing where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre



A woman praying at Jesus’ tomb



A gathering at the men’s side of the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall



Ethiopian Orthodox Monk slipping into a back alley doorway.



The road where Jesus took his last steps before reaching the burial site



A worn stone touched my millions after Jesus was said to have leaned on this spot during his final walk



Wishes in the Wall



Part of the Western Wall built over and hidden in the tunnels below

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This trip was made possible by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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9 Responses to “The Holy Land, Jerusalem in Photos”

  1. Anita
    December 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Wow beautiful photos! I’ve never been to Isreal at all however, looking at your pictures really makes me think about adding this place on my 2014 bucket list 🙂
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    • Seattle Dredge
      December 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      You definitely should, it was one of my fave trips of 2013 :]

  2. kami
    December 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    amazing pictures! and such a perfect timing for posting them (at least from my perspective:)) as I’ll be in Jerusalem this Saturday 🙂 you now made me all excited for that journey, thank you! 🙂
    kami recently posted..2013 you were pretty awesome!

    • Seattle Dredge
      December 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      Awesome! I’m excited for you to see it for yourself. Eat some falafal for me haha

  3. Jerozolima Blog
    December 31, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Very nice photos of Jerusalem! The man in the photo with the green doors is probably an Ethiopian Orthodox monk (a stunning shot BTW!). I am guessing from the yellow garment and from the cross on the doors. Just made a Google search for “Ethiopian monk” and they mostly come up in yellow. Jerusalem is such a photogenic city!

    • Seattle Dredge
      December 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      Ah, thank-you! There are so many different religions and sub-religions in the world that I felt like I was spinning after a Google/Wiki spiral of searches for that one, haha. So helpful! I will change it now :]

      • Jerozolima Blog
        January 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

        No problem, Seattle. Jerusalem is a city of many faiths. And the Jerusalem Syndrome is not restricted to a single religion or denomination.
        Have a Happy New Year!
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  4. mel
    January 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    in israel and didnt visit Qessariyya, Netanya, Rosh Haniqra, Akko, Haifa?
    if you did, please post pix.

  5. Becki
    October 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    These photos are breathtaking!
    I’d absolutely love to explore Jerusalem.

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