Jerusalem – old city

The old city of Jerusalem is an intense experience with the competing forces of so many gods and religions – all vying for supremacy.

The disputed sites, memorials and interpretations create a bizarre overlay on an ancient city of the ghosts of past civilizations. Yet there is also a continuum, such as the ancient Armenian Cathedral, St James, which seems to fuse the Arab and Christian traditions.

Escaping the pressure of too many Gods we headed to the Dead Sea – less than an hour away to experience the slippery, saline water.