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
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.
The streets of Kazimierz are truly surprising, you can never be sure what will await you at the next corner. A mural that reminisces about the Jewish history of the neighborhood. And then, a few steps away, a small cafe that invites you to a distinctly American theme. My favorite is the small baby stroller … More Vintage Streets of Krakow V
In the summer cafes open up to the street. Sit down, weary traveler, and order a cup of hot tea or coffee with delicious piece of cake. But look around. On the walls history speaks to those who take time to listen 🙂
Antique shops and art galleries open their doors and welcome treasure hunters and tourists alike. Or, as it is in my case, neither 😉 Even though I visit Krakow, I do not consider myself a tourist. More of a connoisseur of memories and collector of photographs 🙂
All kinds of mural are painted on the buildings. Some point to the actual craft being made or sold there – like jewelry, or dresses. Like an old-fashioned advertisement. Others are reminiscent of the “good old days” with no particular regard to time or theme. It is fun to walk there. If you are fond … More Vintage Streets of Krakow II
Kazimierz is an old part of the city of Krakow, Poland. There is a lot of quaint little cafes, antique shops, and generally old and wonderful stuff made new 🙂