Security guards at an entrance to the old city. Ancient walls Window shopping At the top of this piece is a silver cup upon which the head of the house recites “kiddush,” a prayer on wine to hallow the Shabbos. When he pours it into the center, the wine falls into the little cups, so each family member and guest will get a sip. Entrance to the Kotel HaMaaravi or Western/Wailing Wall Near the Kotel before daybreak. Underground tunnels in the Kotel complex. View from my granddaughter's apartment. Judean hills in the distance. Just about every house has a solar water heater on the roof. Cats were brought to Israel to get rid of mice. Back in the Mamilla Mall.