The Old Jewish Cemetery that surrounds Remuh Synagogue. It is a Jewish custom to place a small stone on the grave while visiting the cemetery. According to tradition the visitor uses his or her left hand to do it. There are may explanations as to the origin of this custom. My own thought is that … More Weathered Tombstones / WPC
Slowinski National Park, Poland. My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered.
Remuh Synagogue was built in 1553 in the old part of Krakow called Kazimierz. In the 15th century it was one of the largest Jewish communities in Poland. Although it was the smallest of all synagogues in Kazimierz, today it is one of only two that are still active. This is the prayer hall.
Remuh Synagogue, Krakow Kazimierz, Poland. My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – 2017 Favorites.
We are back to the civilization! Still some distance to cover but we are definitely getting closer to home. Sleeping benches of the lift are waiting for the next season when they again will be full of people who come here to enjoy winter sports. A very welcome sight – a hostel 🙂 We go … More Tatra Mountains X
Our hike in Tatra Mountains is three quarters behind us. As the terrain levels, we could go a little faster now, but at this point I am definitely feeling my legs and besides, one has to have time to jump from stone to stone crossing the stream and stop to take pictures 🙂 My boys … More Tatra Mountains IX
A different lake in the Tatra Mountains. Here we met a couple who rested from their hike eating lunch and to our surprise were feeding a couple of ducks. Unfortunately, the five of us were five too many for the duckies and they swam quickly away 😦 Alas, no picture of them.
Our trail led us to the valley. Higher in the Tatra Mountains there were still patches of snow, but here spring flowers already bloomed. Water was crystal clear, coming from the melted snow and very, very cold. No trees grow at this level, only short, hardy bushes. Grass appears in the spring and quite often … More Tatra Mountains VII