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

Death’s Door

Pressing yourself to try something different is important: different setting (no crazy vista here), different lens (70-200 mm f/2.8 in place of my frequent wide-angle lens), and a different mood. There’s a stillness to a mausoleum door that never gets opened—something odd and unsettling and heavy that I think this image conveys.

Death's Door