A favorite view

Of all the photos I took while in Jerusalem, this has to be one of my favorite views of the city.

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Taken from the grounds of St. Peter in Gallicantu, it shows the Temple Mount and the Al Aqsa Mosque, a portion of the Old City walls, and the Mount of Olives, including the gold-domed Russian Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Holy city, indeed!

At the upper left, the tower at Mount Scopus (close to where we were staying during our visit) stands.

With a wider panorama from nearby, one also can take in the Dome of the Rock and the Russian Church of the Ascension (which is at the very top of the Mount of Olives).

3 thoughts on “A favorite view

  1. Great picture-although I need to give a shout-out to the BYU Jerusalem Center on the hillside in the center-left background since BYU is my alma matter.

  2. I believe so (my wife did a semester there but I did not). In the picture it is the building with all the windows on the hill to the right (when facing it) of Mt Scopus. The windows all look down on the Old City.

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