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Prague Jewish Quarter and Cemetery

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13 September 2015

By coincidence, we decided to visit the Jewish Quarter of Prague during the day prior to Rosh Hashanah. The area has history dating back to the 13th century.

We started the day traveling by Metro for the first time. The tram was our mode of transportation for most of the trip since it was very convenient to our apartment. But the metro seemed to be the easiest way to reach the Jewish Quarter. At first we thought that we were in the wrong area. On a map the Quarter looked like a really long walk but in reality - it was not. Small lanes and winding trails, surprisingly brought us right where we wanted to go.

Also surprisingly, the Metro was one place where there was absolutely no graffiti - unlike the rest of the city. The Art Deco vibe reminded me of the stained glass at St Vitus Cathedral.

Prague Metro

Prague Metro

Our time in the the Jewish Quarter was for learning and actually feeling the history of this area, especially the Cemetery. I don't know how to say this without sounding a little "off" but I love cemeteries. They are such a reflection of lives lived and lost. To me, cemeteries are history and as a result the future also.

Spanish Synagogue

Spanish Synagogue

Star of David in the Jewish Quarter

Star of David in the Jewish Quarter

Feel free to give me feed back as to how this change is working. Also - you should not need to log in to Shutterfly to see the pics. Live and Learn!!!

Our travels this day also took us to a special place for the Czech people - St Wenceslas Square.

St Wenceslas

St Wenceslas

St Wenceslas with National Museum in the background

St Wenceslas with National Museum in the background

I'm going to try something different. Eastern Europe is a photographer's dream. It's easier to download to shutterfly. Not sure this will work but it's always fun to experiment.

So, saying that - here goes: https://pandjs2015europetrip.shutterfly.com/

.......tried the link myself - it doesn't work....I'm working on it....Patty

Posted by pjburke 06:41 Archived in Czech Republic

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So a little more background needed on why St Wencesles is so special, this is great, like taking a course without the tests!

by AnnMarie Kuffer

Shutterfly worked like a charm. Yes, it does seem you are obsessed with cemeteries.

by Elaine

Then I am a little "off" too. I always visit at least one cemetery in every country I visit. It does reflect how the people feel about their ancestors and those still living.

by Candace Danielson

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