Wordless Wednesday: Jewish Cemetery in Prague

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Jewish Cemetery in Prague

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Photo by moi.

15 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I do love old cemeteries, you learn some interesting things about those who came before us.

Nymeth said...

I also really like old cemeteries. Great shot!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Like Diane and Ana I love them too. We have a super old one near where I grew up, but nothing we have in the US compares to what you find in Europe.

Carol said...

I love reading headstones in old cemeteries. Great photo.

Karen Harrington said...

I bet that was amazing to visit in person.

roobo69 said...

Death is messy and not neatly organised... Thanks for posting. Always interesting discovering new places through the blogosphere.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Diane - There is something wonderful about seeing remnants of all the people who came before you.

Nymeth - Aren't they wonderful!

Sandy - My mom used to take us to old cemeteries when we were little and I always loved that so much. European ones do have a lot more history though.

Carol - It definitely gives you some perspective about your own life.

Karen - It was really powerful.

Roobo69 - It is messy. The cemetery really gave you that feeling.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Such a cool shot. Were you able to see the names and dates on the headstones or were they pretty much worn away?

Jo said...

Interesting photo! One of my hobbies is cemetery photography. :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Natalie - I could see some of the writing, but it was in Hebrew so I couldn't read it.

Jo - I love taking photographs at cemeteries too. Some of the monuments and gravestones are so beautiful.

Sarah Joyce said...

My mom always told me stories of how her grandma would take her to the cemetery for picnics and I've been kind of obsessed with old and beautiful ones ever since. Such a beautiful photo! Thanks for the post!

Brenna said...

Good one for October! Beautiful cemetery.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sarah - I love that idea. It always bothered me that kids are taught to be afraid of cemeteries. There's so much to learn from them!

Trish said...

I'm glad you posted this picture! When we visited Prague by the time we got to the cemetery it was closed and so we could only peek through the gates and couldn't see much. Would LOVE to visit the city again one day with a bit more time.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Trish - Every time I go to a city I feel like there's so much more I could see. Prague was such a beautiful one too!