The walls of Jerusalem were built by order of sultan Suleiman The Magnificent in 1538. The tombs of its architects tourists can find near Jaffa Gate. One says that the sultan has ordered to executed them because of some mistakes during construction, other that he doesn’t want the repetition of this miracle somewhere.
I have seen the much more impressive walls and towers during my journeys around Europe, for example Chatehau de Pierrefonds
Probably at least one time in your life you’ve met a woman who can’t call beautiful, but simultaneously she was really and inexplicable charming and attractive. The same with the walls of Jerusalem.
There is something in their simplicity that makes you shoot, shoot and shoot in each view.
Jaffa Gate – the main entrance to Old Jerusalem for many hundreds years – is no longer like a gate, but rather a wide aisle.
But some of the Jerusalem’s gates are look and “sound” 🙂 probably the same as a hundreds years ago.
From inside you can feel the beauty of the Jerusalem’s walls in Armenian and Jewish quarters only.
So real architecture fancier must walk around Old Jerusalem from Dung Gate to Lion Gate.