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.

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  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. http://www.facebook.com/editphoto.php?aid=2080374&success=1&failure=0#!/media/set/fbx/?set=a.1600400529009.2080374.1205925433

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

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  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!!!

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  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.

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  5. And a Happy Easter right back atcha

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  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?

    John

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  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.

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  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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