Two places today. I couldn’t leave either of them out.

The Western Wall (or Wailing Wall) is the holiest site in Judaism. It is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Second Temple, and is known to have been a site for prayer and pilgrimage since the 4th century.

Western Wall

Montefiore's Windmill

The windmill in the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighbourhood was built in 1857 by the British Jewish philanthropist, Sir Moses Montefiore. Unfortunately, Sir Moses and friends failed to take local conditions into account. The mill was hardly used, mainly because there was not enough wind on most days. Now (or at least until recently) it houses displays showing the achievements of Sir Moses Montefiore.

The windmill is currently undergoing renovation. Apparently they’re turning it back into a working mill.

Fortunately, we have an older photo.

Montefiore's Windmill

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