Saturday, July 25, 2015

Road Trip Israel: Jerusalem

The old and historic city of Jerusalem sets a stark contrast to the buzzing city of Tel Aviv. Within the walls of the old town, one can feel the thousand year old stories breathe from every stone. Although most of the buildings have been destroyed and rebuild during the various attacks Jerusalem had to withstand, it is the spiritual home to all three world religions.

While wandering through the different quarters of the old town, one passes by pilgrims of all religions. For example, every friday there are processions on the Via dolorosa, reuniting thousands of pilgrims, monks and nuns and tourists walking commemorating their faith.

Even as an atheist one feels inspired by the energy of the holy city.

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