Jerusalem Treasures Include Much More Than Meets the Eye
Israeli photographer Noam Chen has created a wonderful photo essay titled “Hidden Gems of Jerusalem” recently published in The Times of Israel. Noam is a very talented landscapre photographer and has spent years photographing all over Jerusalem. For this project he teamed up with tour guide Jacob Bildner to bring us images of some of the more obscure Jerusalem treasures. While not as well known as some of the other historical places in Israel, they each have their own wow factor.
The jewels he shares include The Kishle (military compound), Siedenberg House (turned museum), the Italian Synagogue (relocated to Jerusalem from Conegliano Italy after WW2), Jason’s Tomb (tomb dating to the Second Temple period), Helena’s Well (well named after Emperor Constantine’s mother), Little Western Wall (near the Iron Gate), Church of St. John the Baptist (dating back to the 5th century it is the oldest church in Jerusalem), and the Mamluk Halls inside the Western Wall Tunnels. The photos are lovely. I am especially taken aback by the interior imagery of the Church of St. John the Baptist. It is quite a spectacular sight.
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