>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wishing upon the star and making a million wish are what then why peoples coming back and fort here in the Western Wall or we called it wishing Wall.You can wish as many as you can. Write your wish to the smallest piece of paper then insert it to the to the smallest ditch spaces in stones on the wall.If you are first timer here and you can see those inserted papers you will say that "how come and how to insert it there , no vacancy at all and it is full already". Insert it very well and be sure the paper will not to fall then walk backward of going way out so that the wish will be grant unto you.

Around seven in the morning that we arrived at the eastern main gate, see how many tourist waiting when to open the gate?
These are some few policies to follow while inside the place. Please click the image to read, it is written in English and Hebrew.
Gender is strictly observed here. You see the divider made of steel? - on right side are the woman's place to pray and wish. On the left side are mostly religious men praying.
Here is what we called the lobby , more than a half size of the praying area to where the tourist guide making his lectures to his visitors about the place.Need to be silent on the praying area and on the side of the wall.
Tables are for writing wishes and putting their "tanah" (read as "tanak" - bible) of some religious woman.
This is our companion Dorothy wearing the blue blouse gave by guard in the entrance gate to use while in the area . Prohibited (as written in board above image) to wear sleeveless, wide open blouses that seen the woman cleavages,leggings or tights.She don't like to wear it because we are sure how many thousands of tourist wearing it already but she don't have choice or else we cannot enter the praying area.It is free and no charge at all just return it before going out the area.
See the religious men praying near the stone wall.Some are sitting but mostly they are standing wearing their costume clothing that they are used for prayer time only.
Bibles are for everybody to use but need to return on that book shelves after using. This religious woman cleaning the plastic curtains on the the sidewall and the flooring. I really don't know if she is employed there because just now I saw it for how many times I went this place.Imagine how wide she will wipe and bend every time if she saw black dirt due to shoes and sleepers in that area.? I have image while she is scrubbing and bending her waist but it is too rude or that might mis-understood by some readers.
Entrance gate from old city busy shopping place, another line to wait for bag scanning and inspections. Don't be surprise if you are here that everywhere you go there are checked point. They are not getting tired of doing it for the safety of all people.

Wishing the whole world for PEACE! See you on the other side of this wall next week. I thought it was different world but it is not.


Faye July 29, 2009 at 6:09 AM  

why it is called wishing wall? how and when it is started to be called wishing wall?
when we were in kuala lumpur malaysia we visited a mosque and i had to wear that blue long gown (owned by the mosque) since visitors wearing pants cannot enter.

vhingF July 29, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

I have another story about the mosque ..please hang on...wishing wall and the history of Jerusalem is like each other. please read my post when I was at the tower of king David.

Lulu July 29, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

i think this is an interesting place

Clarissa July 29, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

Thanks for sharing your tours to us,Madam Vhing!!Parang sobrang solemn ang place noh?I admire you for being observant on the staff.Looking forward for more!!\(^0^)/

Cecile July 29, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

wow, pangarap ko na maka punta sa Jerusalem someday :-); swerte mo TeVhing :-) nakapunta ka na dyan!

looks like you had fun!

katherine July 30, 2009 at 1:37 AM  

vhing, when ka babalik sa wishing wall...paki insert pod ning akong papel, ipa Fed-Ex lang nako hehehe. Bitaw oi, ka nice jud nimo ba kay kaabot ka dihang dapitaa...ka lucky jud nimo.

BTW..ty sa comment sa fish sa ako manghud..haha pang 2 months to nilang budget jud kay 2 ra man sila..iya anak tua man sa mother nag stay..Sat and Sun lang man sa iya ang iya mga anak...

hopeful July 30, 2009 at 1:48 AM  

I thought only here in the Philippines has a wishing place, adore and etc. also there pala.

Thanks for the share TVhing, nice pics.

Chuchie Lopez-Wilks July 30, 2009 at 3:08 AM  

Wow, nice info ate vhing...i am very much impress with how they strongly follow and observe the regulations... I wish i could visit the place someday so i can make a wish too and experience inserting the paper in the wall..that would be a great experience

shydub July 30, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

Ang daming lakwatsa mo diyan vhing, nakakinggit. I like your pose parang may ari ng lugar hehehehe

Stacie August 1, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

I wonder why it is called a wishing wall. I have never seen or heard of this. I found this really interesting.

vhingF August 1, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

thanks guys for having time to left a word...deeply appreciated.

Rolly August 1, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

You mentioned about bible. Bible ba ang sa mga jews? Parang di ata Vhing. I think this is a wailing wall kasi dito sila nagsisigaw sa mga prayers nila. Tama ba?

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