Prague - immersion in history
Trip Start Sep 24, 2012
39Trip End Nov 02, 2012
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The 4 of us spent the afternoon on a tour of the range of sites in the 'Jewish Museums in Prague'. The major Jewish landmarks included -the Spanish synagogue (so-called as when it was rebuilt in 1868 Moorish styles were in fashion) with beautiful intricate designs and gold trim and some long history of the Jews in Prague, the Pinkas synagogue which has been changed into a memorial to all Jews in Prague and Moravia killed by the Nazis
The old Jewish cemetery has 12,000 tombstones and 100,000 buried in an area less than a normal Australian house lock, with people buried 12 deep. The old town had a vey limited space with the river path and water level. The Klausen synagogue aimed to show customs and traditions, e.g. Ceremonial torah's, robes.
After feet up for a while after all the walking, we enjoyed the pleasant surrounds of a jazz club for dinner. The location in the old city square meant an average tourist menu, but the ambience and the rich voice of the singer (and warmth on a cold nite) made up for this.