Barriers and security personnel at the Western Wall Plaza - this area is located directly opposite of the Western Wall

Barriers and security personnel at the Western Wall Plaza - this area is located directly opposite of the Western Wall

Police vans parked next to the security screening area of the Western Wall - this side can be accessed through the Jewish Quarter or the Dung Gate

Police vans parked next to the security screening area of the Western Wall - this side can be accessed through the Jewish Quarter or the Dung Gate

People coming to the Western Wall Plaza after the security check - men and women had separate entrances on this side

People coming to the Western Wall Plaza after the security check - men and women had separate entrances on this side

A door on the left side gives access to this part of the wall through Suq el-Qatanin Street

A door on the left side gives access to this part of the wall through Suq el-Qatanin Street

This walkway is built over the plaza to allow access to the Temple Mount - Muslims can access Temple Mount area from other gates as well

This walkway is built over the plaza to allow access to the Temple Mount - Muslims can access Temple Mount area from other gates as well

Part of the access bridge where it is connected with the wall

Part of the access bridge where it is connected with the wall

Non Muslims and tourists are only allowed to enter Temple Mount through this bridge which spans over the Western Wall Plaza

Non Muslims and tourists are only allowed to enter Temple Mount through this bridge which spans over the Western Wall Plaza

The Western Wall is also called the Wailing Wall - In Hebrew it's name is Kotel, in Arabic it is called al-Buraq Wall

The Western Wall is also called the Wailing Wall - In Hebrew it's name is Kotel, in Arabic it is called al-Buraq Wall

Men and women are segarated here - this section of the wall is about 57m in length

Men and women are segarated here - this section of the wall is about 57m in length

People praying beside the wall - when Romans defeated a Jewish revolt in 135AD, they banned the Jews from Jerusalem but  Constantine I allowed them to visit the city once a month

People praying beside the wall - when Romans defeated a Jewish revolt in 135AD, they banned the Jews from Jerusalem but Constantine I allowed them to visit the city once a month

An information desk for the visitors on site

An information desk for the visitors on site

Jews would visit Jerusalem on the ninth day of the month of Av, to lament the loss of the Temple at the wall

Jews would visit Jerusalem on the ninth day of the month of Av, to lament the loss of the Temple at the wall

Stone blocks of the Western Wall - this section of the wall dates from the19BC

Stone blocks of the Western Wall - this section of the wall dates from the19BC

Solomon's Temple (the First Temple) was built atop of what is known as the Temple Mount today, in the 10th century BC

Solomon's Temple (the First Temple) was built atop of what is known as the Temple Mount today, in the 10th century BC

A walkway inside the Western Wall Plaza - paryer areas are loacted on the right

A walkway inside the Western Wall Plaza - paryer areas are loacted on the right

I saw many people drinking water from this fountain

I saw many people drinking water from this fountain

Section of the Western Wall which is reserved for women only

Section of the Western Wall which is reserved for women only

Women praying beside the wall - Herod's Temple was destroyed by the Romans, along with the rest of Jerusalem, in 70 CE

Women praying beside the wall - Herod's Temple was destroyed by the Romans, along with the rest of Jerusalem, in 70 CE

Many people will write their prayers and then leave them inside the cracks of the wall in a belief that their prayers would be answered

Many people will write their prayers and then leave them inside the cracks of the wall in a belief that their prayers would be answered

Women praying at the Western Wall

Women praying at the Western Wall

In the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire conquered Jerusalem from the Mamluks of Egypt and they allowed the Jews from Spain to settle here, who were being prosecuted by the Catholic monarchs

In the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire conquered Jerusalem from the Mamluks of Egypt and they allowed the Jews from Spain to settle here, who were being prosecuted by the Catholic monarchs

Women drinking from the fountain

Women drinking from the fountain

Myself rushing away from the Western Wall

Myself rushing away from the Western Wall

I visited the hidden section of the wall (underground) at night, it was raining at that time and it was all quiet

I visited the hidden section of the wall (underground) at night, it was raining at that time and it was all quiet