Plaza of The Western Wall

Western Wall Plaza I found a fantastic spot to shoot the West Wall Plaza and mostly by accident.  Initially, I was planning on going on through into the Plaza to really get the whole experience, but after walking to the plaza entrance and seeing yet another security check point (there are a lot in Israel) I decided that I'd rather not unpack my whole bag again and just find some high ground.  Fortunately, I followed a set of stairs up from the security booth along a path to a youth hostel that had this amazing view!  The only trick was that I had to fish my camera through the 12ft tall fence barrier which created a very awkward tripod position.

If you look on the left horizon you can see the Dome of the Rock and on the far right is the Al Aqsa Mosque.  It is quite amazing how close all these holy places for different religions really are.