Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kotel Tunnel Tour

Today we went on the Kotel Tunnel Tour (as the title states) which is below the Western Wall Plaza, NOT under the Temple Mount which may endanger the religious edifices above us so no worries. It was so much fun except for the way weird smell following us the whole time. It was so nasty. Our guide said it was from the excavations that go on continually but I think otherwise (interpret however you would like). Anyways, this project to expose more of the Western Wall began in 1967 after the Six-Day War to unveil various structures that were present during the different periods throughout Jerusalem's history. Since most of the wall is blocked by the Muslim Quarters today, the wall can't be seen in its entirety (its a total of about 500 meters long). Many artifacts from the Herodian period like streets and other monuments have been discovered in the vicinity of the Temple Mount along with other sweet archaeological findings. Now that I have put everyone to sleep with all these boring facts, I will quickly end before I've completely lost you. In conclusion, it was so cool to have the chance to do some underground exploring away from the busy sidewalks of Israel and walk through secret passageways and tunnels that live beneath our feet. Who knew all that was there! So this other picture has nothing to do with today's adventures at the Tunnels but I thought it was funny! While we were shopping in the Old City on Monday, one of the shop owners was trying so hard to convince us to buy a skirt from him that he actually gave us a little fashion show. It was hilarious but if you aren't laughing, I won't be offended. I guess you just had to be there! Peace out!

4 comments:

Brooke and Aaron said...

That is hilarious about the store owner trying to convince you to buy something. I think he was trying a little too hard and probably got the opposite reaction (laughing) from what he was trying to get (a sale).

Sister Woff said...

What an experience to have Breana! I am really excited for you! Thanks for sharing! SW

Mom said...

Hey baby! Interesting adverture today & sounds like a crazy place. Please thank Richelle for taking so many pictures with you in them & posting them on her blog. I always discover you somewhere on her blog & it's way fun!

Aunt Lisa said...

Breana, I really enjoyed reading through your blog and hearing about all the interesting experiences you are having. Also some funny happenings! I'm so glad you are able to have this great experience.