View from the domed bell tower of the Jerusalem International YMCA Three Arches Hotel under threatening cloudl. The limestone building was designed by one of the architects of the Empire State Building and was dedicated in 1933.

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Ramparts Walk south from the Jaffa Gate to the Dung Gate.

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When we got to the Kotel, there were bar mitzvahs in progress out of sight in the Men's Quarter and their celebrations in the (co-ed) shelter out of the rain.

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By this time it was raining heavily, so we never did the northern part of the Ramparts Walk and simply headed back through the Old City to the YMCA.

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