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  • A View From the Past

    Posted by Jonathan on February 23rd, 2005 (All posts by )

    Damascus Gate, Old City of Jerusalem (c. 1939)

    I came across this one while scanning some family photos and thought it would be nice to share it.

    UPDATE: Here are some views of the same place in other years:


    1940 (Note the URL.)





    10 Responses to “A View From the Past”

    1. ginny Says:


    2. chel Says:

      That’s a really cool photo! Did your family live in Jerusalem at the time or was it taken on a visit?

    3. incognito Says:


    4. Jonathan Says:

      It was taken by a relative of mine who lived there.

    5. Ralf Goergens Says:

      Very cool!

    6. Robin Burk Says:

      Thanks. I was there in 87 … still remember that area of the old city.

    7. chel Says:

      Very interesting to see it over time… I’d love to travel to Israel someday…

      Thanks for sharing your family photo!

    8. Jonathan Says:

      You’re welcome.

    9. Charles Says:

      Very evocative. I travelled through Israel last November (I loved it), and this brings back strong memories of Jerusalem’s Old City. A place that stirs powerful feelings; there were times I felt strangely disturbed. But I also loved the New City – and Tel Aviv, for that matter.

      Thanks for posting these.

    10. Jonathan Says:

      I haven’t been there in a long time. I found the Jewish Quarter comfortable, but it’s new and Jewish. Walking along, say, the Via Dolorosa and then exiting the Old City through one of the gates felt like emerging from a dark theater at midday. I much prefer the modern part of Jerusalem.