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Jaffa Gate

  • Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
  • Photo: Jaffa Gate

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Impressive gigantic doors/ 6 meters?
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 31, 2020

So after I took my tour group of one to survey around the Old City of Jerusalem (read my review and see my photos from yesterday ), and after observing the 1,950 year old relics of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park (see my review and photos from tomorrow), and after late afternoon prayer at...

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So after I took my tour group of one to survey around the Old City of Jerusalem (read my review and see my photos from yesterday ), and after observing the 1,950 year old relics of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park (see my review and photos from tomorrow), and after late afternoon prayer at the Western Wall, we traversed the Old City and Armenian Quarter (see my two artistic photos), walked past the Tower of David (see my eight photos posted yesterday), and finally exited through this Jaffa Gate, towards our final destination of Mamilla Mall and Cafe Rimon ( did you guess? Yes- read my reviews of them in the coming days). This Jaffa Gare is with entry at jagged perpendicular entry- for the security and protection of the residents. The deep 20 centimeter thick and 6 meter high doors are quite impressive. Yes/ most people just rush through them as if it’s no big deal.... well it is. And here’s my tour guide tip that I told my tourist and I’ll tell you- as soon as you enter and look at the left, you see two Arabic gravestones- who has the great honor of perpetuity by being buried there? So Suleiman the Magnificent, supreme ruler of the Turkish Ottoman Empire commissioned the two greatest architects in the world of that time to build in 1538 this Old City wall that you see. And after its completion, the emperor wanted to ensure that these master builders would never build anything more that could compare in majesty and grandeur to these Jerusalem Old City walls. .... so here are buried those two architects and builders. To which my one tour person replied, “Nice guy- life in the 1500s.” No photos this time- we were rushing to eat after the 25 hour complete fast of food and water. But believe me - “I visited this place”... yesterday.

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Stop and photograph the gates and their life stream
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 30, 2020

Entering the Old Town through the gates gives the traveler the chance to see the life stream of the town. Everyone passes through the gates. As an amateur photographer, this was fascinating. Street photography requires unique photo skills. You want to fade into the background, so travel light and take many photographs. A pocket...

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Entering the Old Town through the gates gives the traveler the chance to see the life stream of the town. Everyone passes through the gates. As an amateur photographer, this was fascinating. Street photography requires unique photo skills. You want to fade into the background, so travel light and take many photographs. A pocket camera or DSLR with zoom lens works well. Preselect settings and then shoot. Sometimes without looking through the camera, as in shooting with the camera at your belly button. Expect to delete many shots.

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great city for walk
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 31, 2020

After visiting model of Jerusalem then waling inside of this magnificent city is great so much art and history