Living TRAVEL - Middle East 1965
Jordan in 1965

Old Jerusalem

Looking North, from the tower of the Lutheran Church

Looking South

Looking West

Looking East, we see the famous Dome of the Rock - and below


The Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

Ecce Homo ("Behold the Man") convent, museum and boarding house*

The Wailing Wall

Damascus Gate
Re-enacting the biblical procession with the cross along the Via Dolorosa - 
"the Way of the Cross"

Chapel of the Flagellation
Inside pictures below - day, and night


 Outside picture above from Built in the twelfth century, the Chapel of the Flagellation has suffered many avatars since the pilgrims' reports mention it as a refuse dump, a stable and a weaver's shop. Such profanation did not diminish the pilgrims' piety, many of them felt obliged to fall on their knees before the door of the former sanctuary, which was usually closed. According to a sinister legend current in the 16th century, the interior echoed with the crack of whips, by which, in a sordid cell, those who had whipped Jesus were themselves whipped.

Kedron Valley - Jerusalem

Other Jordan - 1965

Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity

Solomon's Pools - near Bethlehem

Mosaic Worker, Bethlehem

Jordan River, traditional site of Jesus' baptism


Sycamore trees in Jericho (remind us of Zaccheus)

Mount of Temptation - near Jericho

Jerash Forum (north of Amman) - and below


Jerash - Temple of Artemis

Dead Sea (Jordan 1965)

Qumran Cave Number 4, near Dead Sea and Jericho

Israel 1965  Map of Middle East

*Within the Old City Walls, near Damascus Gate and its "sook" (bazaars), the Ecce Homo Convent brings you right away into the heart of Jerusalem.
From the terraces which overlook the Temple Area with the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulcher, the pilgrims enjoy a magnificent view over all the Old City and the hills surrounding Jerusalem.