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Franz Kafka and the New Jewish Cemetery

Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery is a major tourist attraction. But to fans of Franz Kafka, the pilgrimage is to Prague’s New Jewish Cemetery, reachable by tram from the city center. 376 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

Jewish Cemetery- Prague

It was surprisingly small and until 1787 this was the only place that Jews could be buried in Prague and there an estimated hundred thousand bodies (twelve layers deep) and twelve thousand gravestones here.  32 more words


Aged like a fine wine: Old Town, Catacombs & Jewish Cemetery

Time for a little history! I began the day in the Jewish quarter which holds the old Jewish ghetto, cemetery and synagogue. Before entering the cemetery I was ushered through the Ceremonial hall where the names of all of the Jews killed during the holocaust were inscribed on the walls. 841 more words


Belz and Burshtyn in Black and White

It was a short trip in early June to Galicia – only three days. But enough to explore Belz and Burshtyn and to take pictures. Today I received the scanned black-and-white films and made ​​a first selection. 42 more words

Eastern Galicia

Behind the Flowered Hills

The ride from Lviv (Lemberg, Lwow) to Burshtyn is wonderful. On the Galician hills poppy florishes blood red, our marshrutka (mini bus) passes horse-drawn carts, cows stroll on the road and over all storks are circling – writing enigmatic signs in the sky. 214 more words

Eastern Galicia

A Galician Microcosm

Today I was in Belz. The usual bumpy roads and courageous marshrutka (mini bus) drivers. That alone does not make a story. But Belz turnes out to be unusually beautiful and interesting. 460 more words

Eastern Galicia