Coffee and macaroons in the Cathedral grounds
After the service I enjoyed a refreshing cup of coffee and macaroon in the cathedral grounds amongst the lemon, lime and grapefruit trees. I also had a chat with Bishop Michael about how we use the Old Testament which he had mentioned in his sermon and this tied in with an ongoing discussion Jonathan Evens and I have been conducting on how we engage with scripture.
Mike's Place: purveyor of cold Guinness, hot pizza & Man Utd victories.
Another wander round the Old City for a couple of hours in the early afternoon before heading to Mike’s Place to watch the Manchester derby. Bit of a shock to discover the bar was in the middle of a building site with walls being demolished around it but the pizza was good and I enjoyed a Guinness as Utd destroyed City (well Utd won anyway and Ronaldo should never have been sent off). The only other customer was a Man City fan who was very chatty until the end of the game when he stormed off without a word. He was from Manchester and in Jerusalem to study Hebrew, though I'm pretty sure some of the Hebrew he uttered won't be found in the scriptures.
It was dark by the time the match had finished so I had a brief wander back through one of the markets and took a couple of night shots of the ramparts before returning to post this blog. Shalom.
Looking towards the Jaffa Gate of the Old City