Jerusalem Photo Diary

View of Jerusalem from the top of Mount Olive

This past December, I had the amazing opportunity of traveling to the Middle East. (If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a few snaps from the trip). It was a two-week trip, and we didn't waste a single minute of it! We were constantly on the go, traveling most often by bus from city to city, absorbing as much as we could. Two weeks was not nearly enough to take in the history and culture that makes these places so special. The entire excursion was the trip of a life time, and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have been able to go with my entire family and lots of friends. 

One of the cities we had the chance to visit was Jerusalem. We had the chance to visit several mosques, see ancient artifacts representative of so much history, and look at beautiful art in so many different forms. From intricate ceilings to hand made glass and ceramics, we were blown away at the amount of talent and beauty residing there. While these few pictures simply can't do the trip justice, here are just a couple snapshots (from my iPhone) from the three days we spent there. {Not included in these pics: the unlimited amount of chicken shawarma and falafel we ate!}

Little souvenir shop and our first lunch spot in Jerusalem | How beautiful is the stained glass mosaic window with the sun?

Handmade baubles for sale outside one of the mosques we visited 

Beautiful ceiling in Masjid Al-Aqsa (this photo isn't even close to doing it justice)

Gilded flourishes on one of the walls of Masjid Al-Aqsa

Hand painted tiles | We got to witness these and other pottery items being made and painted in person! So lucky that we got to bring some home as a small reminder of the trip.

Some of the handmade pottery before being baked

The magnificent Dome of the Rock. There is so much amazing history here.

Posing with a camel on Mount Olive

Keep an eye out for my Jordan photo diary in the next few days!

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