Mount of Olives wanderings

wide moo pano

me on moo pano

The Mount of Olives.   Some day this the stage where Jesus will return as documented in Zechariah 14 : 3

Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle.  On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.  You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

across moo pano

Can’t remember the name of this Russian church, these shaped buildings always makes me think of the game Tetris for some reason 🙂   Wonder if someone has to polish those gold coloured domes.   Brasso anyone?


Obligatory camel rides offered to tourists by some Arab teenagers, as well as big Jerusalem wall charts and post cards you can barter for.

absalom pano

Right: This is apparently the tomb of Absalom, the rebellious son of King David.