|Looking east from the YMCA tower in Jerusalem in 1933. What is in the picture?|
Prominent in the foreground is the King David Hotel. In the background are the Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus.
The two large synagogues were blown up in 1948 after the Old City and Jewish Quarter fell to the Jordanian Legion.
|Enlargement of the three domes: Hurva, Tiferet|
Yisrael and al Aqsa
|The two synagogues with the Hurva on the right|
(Library of Congress collection, 1900)
The two synagogues were prominently featured in the other pictures taken around 1900.
|The two synagogues, with Tiferet Yisrael on |
In 1949, the city of Jerusalem was riven by an armistice lines with barbed wires, walls, and border crossings. It remained split until 1967 when the city was reunited in the "Six-Day War."
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The same view today
|Google Earth view today of the area in the 1933 American Colony picture|
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