I wanted to share the experience here, however, beyond a firm realization that we were 1) underground, (or at least under other structures), and 2) looking at very significant rocks, I am not the best suited to share the experience. Geoff will take it from here...
Through recent excavations, you can now take the "Rabbi's Tunnels" to see more of this covered wall area, to see foundational stones of the Temple Mount. Some of these stones weigh over 570 tons. Yes, tons. The largest (found) is incredible at over 60 ft. long. That stone's not going anywhere...for a long time.
The tunnels extend from the Western Wall to the very end of the Temple Mount. In fact, when you exit the tunnels you're standing on the Via Dolorosa - the traditional path of Jesus when going to the cross.
Going through these ruins reminds me that nothing on earth lasts forever. Kingdoms rise and fall, and nations come and go. Amidst the angst that the cycles of life create, it's comforting to know that G-D is still on the move, using His creation to make a difference in this world and in the world to come.
Enjoy a few more pictures from the experience of going through the Rabbi's Tunnels: