The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Jewish Quarter of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787.
The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried there are uncertain, because there are 12 layers of tombs. However, it has been estimated that there are approximately 12,000 tombstones presently visible, and there may be as many as 100,000 burials in all.
It was dark, cold and raining …. Everyone was very conscious of the uniqueness and eeriness of this place.
This was the view from the bow of the Scenic Pearl just before dawn on the first day of cruising the Danube River. It was the first of many locks encountered along the river, and after a few days the novelty wears off … But waking up inside one is a unique unearthly experience.
The Esztergom Basilica on the banks of the Danube River in Hungary loomed eerily and unexpectedly out of the darkness as we were settling down for the first night of our River Cruise …. Barely time to grab the camera, and it disappeared astern into the gathering night.