Monday, 6th November 2017
Tony at the Western Wall (Wailing Wall). This ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem is part of a longer retaining wall, which was built around the Temple Mount as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple begun by Herod the Great in around 19 BC. As the last remnant of the ancient Jewish Temple, the site is sacred to the Jewish people, who gather here to pray. Prayers are commonly written as notes and placed between the ancient stones.
Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Makhtesh Ramon, Israel
Saturday, 18th November 2017
Inside Makhtesh Ramon, the largest makhtesh in the world. It is 40 km (25 miles) long, 2–10 km (1–6 miles) wide and 500 meters (1,640 ft) deep. It is located in the Negev Desert in southern Israel, approximately 85 km south of the city of Beer Sheba. The small town of Mitzpe Ramon sits at the northern edge of the makhtesh.
A makhtesh is a geological landform found in the Negev desert of Israel and the Sinai peninsula of Egypt. A makhtesh has steep walls of resistant rock surrounding a deep closed valley, which is usually drained by a single wadi.