The wailing wall is the holiest site for the Jewish people. They come from all over the world to pray at the site. It is the remains of the sacred second temple destroyed by the Romans.
Ironically we entered through the Dung Gate.
It is open to all people – Christians, Muslims, Jews and atheists like me – but you have to pass through a security check in order to get in.
Including the odd Muslim.
As usual with the Abrahamic tradition, where women are second-class citizens, there was segregation by gender. The women had their bit of the wall and the men theirs.
It says that you should keep the word of god before you at all times – so what better way than to strap it to your head??
All very devout!