Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Jaffa Road and Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem 100 years ago
The gates of the Old City of Jerusalem were often named for the direction they faced, and the roads that originated at the gates were similarly named.
The Damascus Gate, or
(Nablus) in Hebrew, pointed north, and the road is called
. Similarly, Jaffa Road (right), heading east, begins at Jaffa Gate.
This picture from the
Library of Congress collection
was taken prior to the automotive era. The clock tower, built by the Turks, stood between 1908 and 1918.
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