Israel

Lutheran Church, Old City, Jerusalem

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Landscape Watercolour of Old City Jerusalem, 15" x 11" on Bockingford Rough Paper 140 lbs

In the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, a stone's throw from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, is the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (on Muristan Road). Built by Kaiser Wilhelm in the late 1800s, he personally dedicated the church in 1898, when he and his wife, Augusta Victoria, became the first western rulers to visit Jerusalem.  You can climb 177 steps up the bell tower and see Mount Zion.

 


Via Dolorosa Jerusalem

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Landscape Watercolour of Via Dolorosa, 15" x 11" on Bockingford Rough Paper 140 lbs

Via Dolorosa ("Way of Grief" in Latin) is a road in the old city of Jerusalem, a path where Jesus was lead in agony, carrying the crucifixion cross. Via Dolorosa is located within the beautiful old city of Jerusalem and this is the view up to the Ecce Homo Arch (“Behold the man” in Latin). According to the New Testament, these were the words uttered by the Roman prosecutor when he presented Jesus to the people before being sentenced.

 


Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

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Watercolour 15" x 11" on Bockingford paper 140 lbs

Jaffa Gate - one of the ancient entrances to the old city district of Jeruslalem from the West.  The area is of course significant for so many religions, Jews, Christians, Armenians and Muslims as it contains many important sites and tombs. Beyond the gate you also come across a labyrinth of narrow streets and bazaars.