We are getting to know the city of Jerusalem a bit. There is a lot to learn! We had an appointment to visit the tunnels of the West Wall which have been under reconstruction, exploration, and updating. We went to the West Wall courtyard but will go back again to actually spend time there. This time we zipped into the tunnels and walked through the passages. The wall is there; folks leave the papers and there were a lot of people saying prayers on the inside.
Next we turned to Christianity as we followed the Via Dolorosa, or the path Jesus took from the courtyard to Golgotha or Cavalry; the traditional stations of the cross are marked. We wound our way through market passageways as we looked at the chapels built to commemorate the events of the Passion Week.
After lunch we had some free time, so Roger and I opted to visit the Tower of King David Museum; the exhibits tell the history of the city of Jerusalem. Great museum! A visit helps to clarify all the different groups that have had power over the city over the years.