Our next stop was Jerusalem, the golden City.
This pictures are taken from the Mount of Olives.
The Mount has been used as an graveyard for round about 3000 years and holds about 150.000 jewish graves.
But not only is it an important place for the Jew, it's also important in Christian traditions. It is believed that here was the place where Jesus ascended to heaven.
This picture is taken from inside the church called "Dominus Felvit". The church itself is shaped like a teardrop.
At the bottom of the Mount of Olives is the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. The place where Jesus prayed the night before his death. It's quite impressing, because there are olive trees which are over 2000 years old.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is based right in the middle of Jerusalem and is believed to be the place of Jesus grave.
The church is home to several Christian religions for example, the eastern orthodox, the oriental orthodox, the Roman Catholic.
The Anglican and the protestant Christians don’t have permanent presence in the church, they have an alternative elsewhere in Jerusalem.
The fact that the church is in control of several churches bears some problems and funny facts. Inside the church the different “religions” based on the colour and structure of the floor, because the tiling changes. Also they have splitted the shine, but at some parts it’s not clear to which part they belong. So they are cleaned twice a day.
Till then, enjoy your day!