If you've ever wandered the narrow little streets of the Old City of Jerusalem, you probably remember it's sort of a maze - one that (even though there are signs) is not easy to navigate. Not only is it hard to find your way through the busy little streets that are always packed with tourists, it's even harder to take a good picture. What I always found especially difficult, is capturing the area of the Western Wall and Dome of the rock - the world's spiritual epicenter. When in Jerusalem, isn't it a must to capture this world famous, magical place perfectly?! Let me tell you a secret, there is a PERFECT spot from where you can see the entire city; on a clear day you can see all the way to the Dead Sea and Jordan! Trust me, there is not better spot in Jerusalem to capture this beautiful city.
Below you can find a selection of photos I took from this rooftop, with explanations what you see. But first, where can you find it?
The rooftop is at the top of the Aish HaTorah World Center - right across from the Kotel (Western Wall); the address is HaTamid St 6. Entrance fee is 10 ILS and it is open Sun-Thurs from 9 AM - 6 PM and Fri from 9 AM - 2 PM.
This is the only viewpoint where you can see the Western Wall with the Dome of the rock from up close! That hill on the background is the Mount of Olives, with some of the most famous churches in Israel. So what you see here, is three religions coming together at one central place; truly a one in a lifetime experience.
Below you see the right side of the Western Wall with the Al-Aqsa mosque. The stairs is the entrance to the mosque for non-muslims. Again on the background, the famous Mount of Olives!