My previous posting was the start of the Via Dolorosa (The way of grief) in the Old City of Jerusalem. With that posting I have covered stations 1 and 2.
Top left: Just before station 2, which is a Franciscan monastry with two churches, Flaggelation and Condemnation. Here I am closer to the Ecce Homo arch.
Bottom left: The altar in the Church of Condemnation. The mural depicts the cross being handed to Jesus. Gabbatha is the Aramaic name for The Stone Pavement where a Roman prefect, like Pontius Pilate sat when he delivered judgment. Just below the word Gabbatha is the text reference to the place - John 19: 13.
Main picture: This is the Via Dolorosa, going down to Station 3, which I have shown here. Station 3 is supposed to be the place where Jesus has fallen with the cross, the first time. There is no reference that I am aware of, that this actually happened. In all possibility, it is someone's tradition.
Station 4: This station is supposedly the place where Jesus spoke to His mother on the way to Golgotha, which is still some distance from station 4. The Bible quote this meeting as per John 19: 26: "When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!". These words were spoken while He was hanging on the cross, not on his way to the cross. It is also the only station without a commemorating church.
The next posting will be covering stations 5 and 6.