Visiting the Jewish Quarter

Visiting Prague’s Jewish Quarter reveals a sobering history of limitations placed upon its residents.

Preparing the Dead

The graves and their stones rise high above the pathways; no additional cemetery space was available, so generations of graves stacked upon each other slowly raised the ground level above its surroundings.

Graves Atop Graves

Old Town Hall

Prague’s Old Town Hall may appear ancient from its exterior, but its recently-renovated interior includes this dramatic elevator (the four lights are the bottom of the car) in its helical cage.

Old Town Hall, New Elevator

The view from the top (where that elevator leads) is far more traditional. My favorite detail of this big image is the contrast between the enormous, dramatic Prague Castle in the distance and the little shop door in the foreground.

Street Entrance and Castle