Friday, April 22, 2011

Via Dolorosa

Good Friday Morning to you all. This morning's picture was taken in Jerusalem in the early 1900's. It shows station 5 on the Via Dolorosa, or Way of Suffering. It is the path, tradition says, that Christ took on the way to the crucification.


  1. These are photo's of my Dad and the crew of a B-17 bomber the Mission Belle on leave in the Holy Lands in WW-2. All theses men were in the OSS / French Underground and flew over 200 missions for the OSS. My Dad just had his name release about 5 years ago by the U.S. Government as bring a member of the OSS under the Freedom of Information Act.!/media/set/fbx/?set=a.1600400529009.2080374.1205925433

  2. The station where were some of us ask Jesus to help us to have a helping hand.

  3. Let me take this opportunity, young man to wish you and your family a blessed Easter!
    And the same for all the visitors to this site!!!

  4. I have walked there and it is am amazing feeling. The first thing you haev to realize is just how narrow the path is.

  5. And a Happy Easter right back atcha

  6. Great picture! There are some parts of the Old City where you get no modern visual clues to ruin the experience. (At least that's how it was 34yrs ago!).
    I did see some shop fronts with modern extruded aluminum and glass. Shame.

    The picture looks like on of the residential streets. I wonder who is the landlord and how did they come to own these ancient homes?


  7. John, I was there about 10 yaers ago and that is still the case in some areas but there are urchins running all over hawking post cards etc.

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  9. I've been away from this site for too long- thank you, PJM, for bringing these wonderful photos to us. They are incredible.
    Easter blessings to all.

  10. Eine foto, aman and the donkey
    A man loaded worries
    and a donkey
    loaded weight bags
    in via dolorosa
    that friday in jerusalem


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