Jerusalem 2016, Day 2

David Christian Clausen

What any tourist should know about visiting the Old City of Jerusalem is that by rising early, one can walk the streets unimpeded by other tourists! Staging photographs is easy when no one is on the streets to get in the way of a pristine shot. Such was the case this morning at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Normally, this landmark is packed with pilgrims. Many wait to enter the aedicule in the center of the church to inspect and reverence the supposed tomb of Christ. This morning, there was no line at all and I was able to capture this wonderful photograph.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre aediculaBecause of the lack of crowds, I actually entered the aedicule myself for the first time in three visits!

The real coup for me, however, was having the entire Upper Room on Mount Zion all to myself. I fully documented this structure with numerous photographs, rephotographing…

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