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July 5th and 12th Nachlaot and A Walk on the Walls.

posted Jul 1, 2010, 10:16 PM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Jul 1, 2010, 10:55 PM ]
This week Tour With Jack  takes you through 19th Century neighbourhoods of the New City of Jerusalem and up onto the walls of the Old City.
On Monday 5th July we'll tour the early neighbourhoods of Nachlaot from Even Israel to Batei MinskBy the last quarter of the 19th Century the Jews of Jerusalem sensed that their future lay outside the walls of the Old City. Neighbourhoods began to spring up along the Jaffa Road and elsewhere. Come and explore some of the picturesque 19th Century neighbourhoods of Nachlaot and hear the stories of the pioneers who built them and the people who lived there.
Meet at the corner of King George and Agrippas Streets at 2.30 pm.
On Wednesday July 7th we'll take A Walk on the Walls from the Jaffa Gate to the Damascus Gate.   Built in the 16th Century by Suleiman the Magnificent the walls have come to symbolise the City of Jerusalem. Turkish, British, Jordanian and Israeli soldiers all stood guard these ramparts over the past 450 years. Starting at the Jaffa Gate we'll follow the Ramparts Walk to the Damascus Gate and see the Old City and beyond from a whole new perspective. Returning to ground level we'll walk through the colorful local markets on our way back to the Jaffa Gate where the tour ends.
Meet at 9.30am just outside the Jaffa Gate.
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water for these tours.  Each of them lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site fees.  On Wednesday's tour there are site fees of NIS 16.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
Coming up in the following week: two tours especially appropriate for the Nine Days. On Monday 12th July at 2.30pm, we'll visit the Herodian Mansions and the Burnt House.  On Wednesday 14th July at 9.30am we'll be In the Shadow of the Temple as we tour the Southern Wall Excavations.