Sunday, 3 June 2012

(Very) Old Tombstones


Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic


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21 comments:

Dina said...

Look at that tree!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I wonder just how old the one buried in the tree really is. Diane

Sylvia K said...

Very old, very moving and magnificent as well! Wonderful capture for any day, JM!

Sylvia

orvokki said...

Love your fotos.
Those stones really are old.

Hugs!

Red Angel said...

Sorri!

E sorri porque li muito recentemente o ultimo livro do grande Umberto Eco.

Dominic Doherty said...

Impressive pictures... love how the tree surrounds the gravestone. Jewish cemeteries are especially interesting because there are so many layers of graves...

Francisca said...

The carvings on the headstones in the second shot are gorgeous, but the tree! oh what a fantastic find!

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like the tree is embracing the tombstone. Wonderful captures!

Julie said...

Yes, not just that gorgeous colour green of the moss, but that it is growing in, around, and over the tombstones. A most delicious find, Jose. With a quick imagination, one can almost see the mould on the headstone in your second image, eating away at the stone before one's very eyes.

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VioletSky said...

although it seems almost sad to have all these final resting places so jumbled together, it is surly a lovely sight!

Cezar and Léia said...

Some different textures here, beautifully composed!I also love the green in your first image!
hugs
Léia

Gemma Wiseman said...

The tree and headstones seem to be sharing colour, art and texture...melting together! Amazing! And love the detailed inscription in the second photo!

Halcyon said...

So gorgeous! Love that shade of green. :)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

those are totally cool.
~laura

Joe said...

Wow. Now that sure looks ancient.

s.c said...

Great shot of the jewish cemetery in Prague. I was hit by the chaos of so many stones on such a little area.But for overgrowing by a tree on such way the stone must be very old indeed.

Nicola Carpenter said...

I love the way that tree is almost eating that stone. Great pictures.

Herding Cats

Lowell said...

I can't help but wonder how many, if any, of these graves come from the WWII era.

Was there a fence around the cemetery? I hope so, 'cause so often people are just dying to get in!

Sorry, couldn't resist!

JM said...

@Lowell:
Burials took place there between the 15th and the 18th centuries. And yes, there is a wall around the place.

CaT said...

i also found that somewhere around boston, a tree that "ate" a stone... really cool to see!

Red Angel said...

Olá boa noite

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