This time one of the Jewish visitors was in mourning for her father so, following tradition, the circuit was made clockwise instead of anti-clockwise. The idea behind this is that, in days when Jews could visit the Mount freely, others circuiting normally would ask those going the other way the reason for such direction. This gives the opening for comforting of the mourners.
And after rain, the skies take on a pure deep blue color.

Israeli Police Inside Mughrabi Gate Entrance

Israeli Police Inside Mughrabi Gate Entrance

Heading Clockwise Because of Mourner

Heading Clockwise Because of Mourner

Heading North Along Western Perimeter

Heading North Along Western Perimeter

Young Guide Addressing Jewish Visitors 2

Young Guide Addressing Jewish Visitors 2

Israeli Police Watching Tourists

Israeli Police Watching Tourists

Doors and Arches of Chain Gate 1

Doors and Arches of Chain Gate 1

Temple Mount Not So Holy to Everyone

Temple Mount Not So Holy to Everyone

Manuscripts Restoration Center on Western Wall

Manuscripts Restoration Center on Western Wall

Ablution Gate on Western Wall

Ablution Gate on Western Wall

Facing the Western Courtyard of the Temple

Facing the Western Courtyard of the Temple

Honoring the Preferred Dress of Bare Feet

Honoring the Preferred Dress of Bare Feet

Arab Bystanders Being Told Not to Encroach on Pathway

Arab Bystanders Being Told Not to Encroach on Pathway

Not Everyone is Barred from Praying 1

Not Everyone is Barred from Praying 1

Modern Arches of NW Corner

Modern Arches of NW Corner

Heading East Along Northern Side 180422-1

Heading East Along Northern Side 180422-1

Police and Wakf "Guarding" Steps of Gateway from Jewish Visitors Who Do not Want to Ascend

Police and Wakf "Guarding" Steps of Gateway from Jewish Visitors Who Do not Want to Ascend

Dome of the Chain 1

Dome of the Chain 1

Looking SE Across Floor of Platform

Looking SE Across Floor of Platform

Looking Northwards Away from Mount

Looking Northwards Away from Mount

Moving East along Northern Side of Platform

Moving East along Northern Side of Platform