11 July 2012, pt. 2
After our Christian Quarter field trip, some of us stayed out in the city for a bit longer.
First we visited the Church of the Redeemer and went up the tower that overlooks the entire old city. This is a very prominent tower in the city, you can see it from everywhere:
Then we went and ate lunch at the rooftop restaurant.
One of the shopkeepers thought that Nate and I were married and when we informed him that sadly, we are not, he encouraged us to get married because we look real good together and would have a beautiful family. So we played along for a bit. I think I was more into it than Nate was.
The three of us are pretty close. Sometimes Nate and I hold hands with each other to see how long we can hold hands until the other one feels all awkward and forces the let go. It's a great game. I think our record is about 20 seconds.
We had a great view, too:
After that, we went on a tour in the Jewish Quarter to the Hurva Synagogue. I was too tired to pay attention to anything, which is unfortunate. It was a neat place.
At least I got some good model shots, if nothing else:
Up here in this room, it was completely circular and you could hear people on the other side whispering. So we had a lot of fun with that. Or at least I did.
Jewish men with their leather straps and phylacteries.
I got to really demonstrate my talents in the art of displaying. While the guide was speaking some important words, I held up some pictures for him. I think all those years of watching The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune really paid off:
Some cool windows outside the synagogue:
Yes, I was in the mood for posing today. It's a rare occurrence, but there it is.