I continue along the Via Dolorosa - the way of grief, which is the route that Jesus had to carry his cross.
Station 5: Luke 23: 26: "And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus". The inscription is above the door of a small chapel. This small chapel was established in 1229 - the Franciscan's first site in Jerusalem. For those not quite versed in the biblical English - Simon had to pick up and carry the tail of the cross, walking behind Jesus.
Station 6: This is the station where Veronica wiped the grit and spit from the face of Jesus. This action supposedly left the imprint of His face on the cloth. There is a number of these cloths doing the round in the certain church circles. This is one of those legends that grew through the ages. First of all, there was no "Veronica" mentioned in the Bible or in the apocryphal writings.
According to the Catholic Encyclopaedia: To distinguish at Rome the oldest and best known of the mentioned cloth images it was called the vera icon (true image), which in the common tongue soon became "Veronica." It is thus designated in several medieval texts mentioned by the Bollandists (e.g. an old Missal of Augsburg has a Mass "De S. Veronica seu Vultus Domini" - "Saint Veronica, or the Face of the Lord"), and Matthew of Westminster speaks of the imprint of the image of the Savior which is called Veronica: "Effigies Domenici vultus quae Veronica nuncupatur" - "effigy of the face of the Lord which is called a Veronica". By degrees, popular imagination mistook this word for the name of a person and attached thereto several legends which vary according to the country.
On the left you can see two doors, marking grotto-like chapels.