Religion is a most compelling subject to capture photography, especially in the heart of The Holy City, Jerusalem, where spirituality touches us all.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher On the top of the hill in Jerusalem known as Golgotha stands the holiest Christian shrine in the Old City, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Thousands of pilgrims and travelers alike come to see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the tomb of Christ and to feel the anointing stone where Jesus allegedly had his wounds dressed after death.
The church is home to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. As well, branches of Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Roman Catholicism call the Church of the Holy Sepulcher home.
The Western Wall is the most religious site in the world for the Jewish people. Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, it is the western support wall of the Temple Mount. Thousands of people journey to the wall every year to visit and recite prayers. These prayers are either spoken or written down and placed in the cracks of the wall.
The large open area that faces the Western Wall, functions as an open-air synagogue that can accommodate tens of thousands of worshipers. Prayers take place here day and night, and special services are held here as well.
The Southern Walls & Davidson Center Davidson Center, is located nearby the Western Wall in the Old City. The Davidson Center is one of the Jerusalem’s top tourist attractions due to its historical and archaeological significance and, of course, its beauty. You will find archaeological finds and displays from the First & Second Temple periods: the ancient city wall, the Temple’s staircase, a preserved ancient street, ritual immersion baths, and stores.
The intensity of religions, spirituality and faith in Jerusalem is something that needs to be experienced, it can’t really be described. No matter your personal beliefs, it’s a constant feeling when exploring the city with your camera.
|TOUR DURATION||Full Day.|
|GROUP SIZE||3 – 7 participants.|
|EXPERIENCE / DIFFICULTY||Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers.|
|WEATHER||From March to October 23-40 degrees. November to February 10-20 degrees.|
|(Non-photographers are most welcome)|