Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery) [Travel ]

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Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery)

Uploaded: February 13, 2008 02:08:47


This is the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Europe, it happens to be located in Worms, Germany. It was started in the 11th century, the oldest gravestone is from 1076, and the site somehow was not destroyed during the Third Reich. I don't remember the whole story, but something about the caretaker and favors due to him.
It's really quite large and the stones are pretty close together...as they fell over they just set them back up as neatly as possible, not necessarily marking the gravesite.
It was quite moving to see.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT


Dr. Harmeet Singh February 13, 2008

Great find and capture.Loved in BW. #853801

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 13, 2008

I am sure it was moving to see in person
As it is Moving to see here
Awesome work Rhonda #5488065

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 13, 2008

Great image here, Rhonda.

Dominick #5488223

Tiia Vissak February 13, 2008

great tones & pov!

Rhonda Burger February 13, 2008

Thanks Harmeet, Mel, Dominick and Tiia. Rhonda #5488657

Erin Appelbaum February 13, 2008

Great pov Rhonda. Wonderful B&W. Peter #5488772

Rhonda Burger February 13, 2008

Thanks Peter. Rhonda #5489636

Deb Koskovich February 13, 2008

Rhonda, this is very special! Great tones, great framing, great mood -- a misty quality to it. Wonderfully done! #5490874

Shannon D. Miller February 13, 2008

What an awesome capture Rhonda! The story that goes with it is just as CAPTIVATING! Beautiful b&w! Shannon~ #5490957

Rhonda Burger February 13, 2008

Thanks Deb and Shannon. Rhonda #5491006

Joseph N. DiGilio February 13, 2008

Captivating indeed Shannon, both in word & deed. B&W is perfect considering the age of these headstones. The composition and background are outstanding. Thanks for the history lesson too. What a story this is. I'm glad you dug into your treasure chest for this one, Rhonda. #5491052

Rhonda Burger February 13, 2008

Thanks so much Joe. I want to go back here some day. It was a fascinating country. Rhonda #5491543

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 13, 2008

lovely comp, tones and capture Rhonda! #5492304

Rhonda Burger February 14, 2008

Thanks Stef.

I know, not the normal upbeat entry, but I really like the image. Rhonda #5495332

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic February 15, 2008

Who says we have to be upbeat?
This is very touching; a great photo often touches an emotional note. Thanks for sharing this bit of history, Rhonda. I'm marking it a favorite. #5497291

Rhonda Burger February 15, 2008

Thanks Melinda. Rhonda #5498433

Anna M. Halasz February 18, 2008

Wonderful photo,Rhonda.Love the mood. Fantastic tones. Anna #5511280

Rhonda Burger February 19, 2008

Thanks Anna. Rhonda #5516838

Rhonda Burger March 04, 2008

:) #5591510

Mitch Spence level-classic March 22, 2008

Big congratulations on your finalist, Rhonda. #5678055

Michelle Alton March 22, 2008

Great Congratulations on your Finalist, Rhonda. I'm so happy that this one made it!
Michelle #5678550

Jeana Clark March 22, 2008


~J~ #5678746

Shannon D. Miller March 22, 2008

WTG Rhonda! CONGRATULATIONS girl! SHannon~ #5680055

Christian Rosito March 23, 2008

Excellent, congratulaitons Rhonda! #5681293

Colette M. Metcalf March 23, 2008

Congratulations!!! #5681564

Deb Koskovich March 23, 2008

HOORAAAAY, Rhonda -- congrats to you! #5681828

Colleen Farrell March 23, 2008

Very cool image! Congratulations on your finalist, Rhonda! #5683219

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 23, 2008

Excellent image and story; congrats Rhonda on your Finalist! Jeff #5684157

Tiia Vissak March 24, 2008

Congratulations! #5686469

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 24, 2008

Your perspective was right on! Congratulations!!! #5687711

Wanda Judd level-addict March 24, 2008

Congratulations on this FANTASTIC capture... #5688241

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 24, 2008

Good on You Rhonda
Good on You!!!!!!!
Congratulations on this moving finalist!!!!
Good Luck #5689456

Mike Clime March 24, 2008

Congratulations on this finalist, Rhonda! #5689810

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 24, 2008

Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #5690027

Cyn Valentine level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations Rhonda!! #5690088

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 24, 2008

Huge Congratulations on this outstanding Winner, Rhonda!! #5691384

Cassie L. Woodlee March 24, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Rhonda!!!!! #5691721

Joseph N. DiGilio March 24, 2008

TA DA! Bravo, Rhonda! #5691760

Cyn Valentine level-classic March 24, 2008

WTG Rhonda!! COngratulations on your win!!! #5691767

Jessica Jenney March 24, 2008

Congratulations, Rhonda on your beautiful and moving win! #5691840

Elida Gutierrez March 24, 2008


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 24, 2008

Fantastic, congratulations on your win, Rhonda!!!! #5692887

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2008

congratulations on your winner! #5693189

Ray Clarke March 25, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Rhonda!!!(R&A) #5693527

Erin Appelbaum March 25, 2008

Congratulations Rhonda. Well deserved. Peter #5693655

Stephen Zacker March 25, 2008

Congratulations #5693695

Mary K. Robison March 25, 2008

Rhonda, this somber, thought-provoking image deserves to be among the winners. Congratulations to you, and thank you for providing the history lesson as well. #5693697

Eloise Bartell level-deluxe March 25, 2008

Yes Rhonda, I agree with Mary, a well deserved win for this wonderful shot. Well done. #5693921

Wanda Judd level-addict March 25, 2008

I am so pleased that you have received this honor...it is very well deserved. You have captured a moment of history with dignity and feeling as only you could do...Congratulations #5694194

Wally Orlowsky March 25, 2008

Congratulations on this dramatic winner, Rhonda!!! #5694344

Susan M. Smith level-classic March 25, 2008

Rhonda! I'm am so happy for you and this Winner! Wow! The history here is awesome as is your dignified and solemn capture! Very deserving of this win Rhonda! Outstanding! #5694650

Linda Blair March 25, 2008

Rhonda...congratulations on your win!!!!! ☺ #5694726

Manuel Barrera March 25, 2008

congratulations, Rhonda, great capture and story to go with it #5694914

Kimi A. Phillips March 25, 2008

AWESOME, girl! BIG CONGRATS! #5695127

Rhonda Burger March 25, 2008

You all are GREAT!!! Thanks so much for all the kind comments. Rhonda #5695583

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 25, 2008

Congrats Rhonda on your Outstanding Win! Jeff #5695769

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 25, 2008

Awesome Rhonda!!!
Congratulations on this most deserving win #5696450

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic March 25, 2008

FANTASTIC image, Rhonda!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! <>< #5696681

Jim Baines March 25, 2008

A hardy congratulations on this well deserved WINNER, Rhonda!! Way to go! #5696861

Michelle Alton March 25, 2008

Great job,Rhonda. So HAPPY to see this one as a RECOGNIZED winner!
Michelle #5697794

Anna M. Halasz March 25, 2008

Congratulations Rhonda!! Anna #5697830

Roger Fry March 25, 2008

Congratulations Rhonda ! Powerful image ! #5697979

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 25, 2008

BIG congrats on your win Rhonda!!! #5699177

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 27, 2008

Congratulations Rhonda on your win.

Dominick #5704986

Colette M. Metcalf March 27, 2008

Congratulations, Rhonda!! WTG! #5706599

Ron Roberts March 30, 2008


Rhonda Burger April 02, 2008

Thanks for all your great comments. Rhonda #5732203

Bill Knaps April 02, 2008

Great capture Rhonda. Thanks for telling about this Cemetery. I love to visit places like this. Especially when I am in Europe. I saw the graves of Kings In the Speyer, Germany that dated back to 1029 or 1039. Bill #5732309

Bill Knaps April 02, 2008

And congrats on the well deserved win. Bill #5732313

Dr Silly level-classic April 04, 2008

Wow, makes you think of the ghost of the past. Wonderful capture. And Congratulations on your Gold. :O)

Mary Spade April 05, 2008

Wonderful image, Rhonda. The B & W really fits this well. Very nicely done. Congrats on your award. #5746969

Charlene Taylor April 08, 2008

Hi Rhonda,
I can't begin to tell you how much I like this picture! It is a wonderous and special scene. Congratulations on a much derserved win for this. #5761307

Rhonda Burger April 09, 2008

Thanks so much Bill, Dr. S, Mary, and Charlene. Rhonda #5766164

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 09, 2008

What a fabulous scene you've captured!
The comp, mood, and tone are perfect!
~Lisa #5766565

Susan M. Hembree level-classic April 11, 2008

Wow! Great photo, Rhonda! Congratulations on your 2nd place win! #5777434

Rhonda Burger May 30, 2008

Thanks so much Lisa and Susan. Rhonda #5996363

Steven W. Lepak September 18, 2008

Bravo Rhonda! I missed this one. WONDERFUL. Congrats. Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven #6471627

Rhonda Burger October 08, 2008

Thanks so much Steven. Rhonda #6571986

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 27, 2008

Congrats on this lovely image, Rhonda! #6666892

Rhonda Burger November 01, 2008

Thanks Shelly. Rhonda #6692735

Patricia A. Stalter November 11, 2008

I just enjoyed a nice trip through your pholio... Love your work! Pat #6741191

Rhonda Burger December 01, 2008

Thank you so much Pat. Rhonda #6833921

Sandra K. StJohn level-deluxe February 12, 2009

This is a great image - I love the tones and POV. You have a wonderful gallery! #7159405

Gary Lange March 19, 2009

Wow, Rhonda, I'm really enjoying your gallery. This is a wonderful, moving, storytelling image here. Belated congrats on this image, it's outstanding!! #7302548

Rhonda Burger March 24, 2009

Thanks Sandra and Gary. Rhonda #7321980

Carol L. Fowler April 02, 2009

I was just browsing your gallery- fantastic shot! #7365585

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