|Gate to Mount Zion, King David's|
Tomb and more...
|Site of the Last Supper.|
We gained entrance to the room which, purportedly, is the site of Jesus's Last Supper. We stayed for a little while, taking in the historical significance of the room. It is a quiet and cool room on the second story of a building near David's Tomb. Interestingly, it is surrounded by some private residences. The top of the building has a wonderful view of Jerusalem.
|Oskar Shindler's Grave.|
As we began to leave Mount Zion and continue our trek toward the Jewish Quarter, an old "orthodox" women mentioned that Shindler's grave site was just a short walk in the opposite direction. So, we chose to take a look. We made our way down a steep hill and across a fairly busy street to a grave yard that, unfortunately, was locked. Although we couldn't see the grave site itself, we stood there for awhile, talking about Shindler's contribution to the Jewish people during World War II.
After visiting the Park of the Righteous yesterday, it adds a new and interesting perspective to Shindler's story. He saved 1200 Jews during the war. Of course, we know of him because of the Speilberg film "Shindler's List", but I wonder how many other "righteous people" of that time have interesting stories that haven't been told?
We finally made our way back to the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. Linda and Vickie -- and yours truly -- spent a few minutes at the Wall. We enjoyed a lite bagel lunch in the Jewish Quarter and set out to see the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount. As it turns out, the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount are closed to all, except Muslims, until Sunday. We'll try again then.
So, as always, check back again.....