Gates and Walls of Jerusalem

 
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.

Walls of Jerusalem

I have seen the much more impressive walls and towers during my journeys around Europe, for example Chatehau de Pierrefonds

Chatehau de Pierrefonds

or Carcassonne

Carcassone

BUT….

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.

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

There is something in their simplicity that makes you shoot, shoot and shoot in each view.

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Jaffa Gate – the main entrance to Old Jerusalem for many hundreds years – is no longer like a gate, but rather a wide aisle.

Walls of Jerusalem

But some of the Jerusalem’s gates are look and “sound” 🙂 probably the same as a hundreds years ago.

Damascus Gate

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Zion Gate

From inside you can feel the beauty of the Jerusalem’s walls in Armenian and Jewish quarters only.

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

So real architecture fancier must walk around Old Jerusalem from Dung Gate to Lion Gate.

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

More about Israel:
Fabulous Caesarea
Via Dolorosa – my Way of the Cross

24 Responses to “Gates and Walls of Jerusalem”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Gorgeous! A friend of mine is visiting Jerusalem later this year and I’m forwarding all your blog posts to her. I think she’ll find them fascinating!

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  2. wolke205 Says:

    That is so beautiful. I love your blog & your photos. Great post as always. I need to visit Jerusalem 😀

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  3. Elisa Says:

    Jerusalem is at the top of my list of cities I’d like to see. And soon! Thank you so much for providing more inspiration for me to visit….your photographs are beautiful, as always.

    elisa

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  4. Gretchen O'Donnell Says:

    Fantastic! Would love to go there someday.

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  5. Garden Walk Garden Talk Says:

    Beautiful images. I would so love to go where you and your camera have been. So exotic, so much history that those walls have witnessed.

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  6. edithlevyphotography Says:

    I’ve walked through those gates and across that ramparts many times. You’ve captured them beautifully.

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  7. seekraz Says:

    Beautiful, Victor.

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  8. joze perspective Says:

    Great shots, Victor and you tell a story very well!

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  9. Anyluckypeny Says:

    Amazing pictures Victor! Thanks for taking me here 🙂

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  10. 0htheplacesyoullgo Says:

    Wonderful pictures! My roommate visited Jerusalem last year, and I’m going to show her your pictures. Cheers!

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  11. Christy @ Technosyncratic Says:

    Beautiful photos, Victor! The history and culture there is just amazing.

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  12. Sophie's World (@SophieR) Says:

    Interesting city – and so full of contrasts and sadness is Jerusalem. You’ve captured some of its fascinating parts.

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  13. blodge1 Says:

    Hi
    Thanks for your like on my Wishing you were here page. Noticed you mentioned Carcasson in this blog, which has some beautiful photos. Have you been there? I remember reading a story with part of it set in Carcasson and have been curious about it since.

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  14. Shmuel Browns Says:

    I checked your blog because you liked my post. I was curious whether you had been to Israel and see that you have. There is a lot more to see than just the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem. If you’re interested in scuba/snorkeling you should visit Eilat. The desert is really incredible both for hiking and photography.
    We visited Barcelona 2 summers ago and loved seeing the Gaudi architecture. We have one building in Tel Aviv that is a little reminiscent.

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    • Victor Tribunsky Says:

      I have seen a lot more in Israel, but I can’t write it all quickly. I need time.
      And I have been to the Maldives, so after it the underwater word of Eilat is… well, you understand. I am sorry.

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