In my Grandad’s war diary, he wrote on Wednesday January 27 of his day trip to the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley & Jericho –
… traveling to Jerusalem – passed through parts of Old City & around walls then onto Bethany – where Christ stayed with Mary & Martha on his visits to Jerusalem. Continued to Dead Sea. Jerusalem is 2800ft above sea level while Dead Sea is 1200 below so is 20 mile drop over 4000ft. Hills between Jerusalem & Sea terribly barren. Climate in depression very warm. Had swim – queer sensation – simply cannot sink. After lunch continued on to the River Jordan …
These photos were likely taken on that day. Note the wording is what is written on the back of the photos.
Photos from the River Jordan and Jericho visit in the afternoon are here.