Friday, June 1, 2012

Take a (biased) virtual tour of Jerusalem with Google

Friday, June 1, 2012

Google now has 'World Wonder' tours of certain cities around the World, and Jerusalem is included.

Let's go to the videotape (which does not really include Jerusalem - that's (here).

 There are 132 spots in 18 countries. But here's the problem with the Jerusalem tour:
As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ's tomb.
Makes it sound like the Wailing Wall is just a wall, doesn't it? (And no, the only thing it delimits is the Temple Mount).

posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 4:54 PM