Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery), Worms

I am (as some of you know) an avid photographer.

Because of this and the fact that I love architecture pictures, I am always looking for interesting place to take pictures of! My good friend Diane got me hooked on cemetery. I was looking at some pictures of cemetery in Prague and found one not as far and maybe as interesting (even though the history isn’t the same)

So this morning, with fresh snow on the ground, I drove to Worms and with the help of my “handy dandy” GPS found what I was looking for the: Heiliger Sand it is one of the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The earliest tombstone that is still standing dates from 1076; the last burial was in 1940. Miraculously, the cemetery was not destroyed under the Third Reich. (WWII)
Here are a few of the pictures that I took this morning. Hope you like them.

For those of you who want to see ALL the pictures (Some of my favorite are in that album) Click on the image below!

Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery), Worms

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Mom in High Heels said...

Anne! They are beautiful photos. What an interesting cemetery. And it is odd that it wasn't destroyed during the Third Reich.
I too really like to photograph cemeteries. They're peaceful. Have you been to the one over here by MTV? It's just on the other side of Rohrbacherstrasse and is beautiful. Some of the graves further up on the hill are incredibly old.
I think I saw you in the commissary yesterday or the day before. I only caught a glimpse of you and I was in a hurry so I didn't have time to stop and say hi.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, Anne! not surprised at all :)

Vaughn said...

I really like your blog. I just stumbled upon it somehow. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Here is a blog award for you Anne from me :)