Our guide pointed out the interesting signs.
The statuary was once used to identify the buildings.
All of the cathedrals are owned by the state. Only a few are still used for
religious purposes. All are tourist attractions.
The original stone work was left visible in places.
The original ground floor level of this old building is six feet below the
current ground level. Either the buildings have been sinking or the ground level
has been rising. My guess is the latter. After every flood a new deposit of silt
and mud raises the ground level.
Here the original holes used by archers defending the building have been
The Old Jewish Cemetery has many layers. When they ran out of room, they put
down a new layer of bodies and lifted the stones from the lower layer up. The
ground level of the cemetery today is almost eight feet above the surrounding
The Old-New Synagogue.
Is this Franz Kafka on the Gollum? And then we're about to lose the head of the
guy on the left.