Friday, November 14, 2008

Mikveh Israel

My wanderings took me to one of the three Mikveh Israel cemeteries this weekend. The one at 8th and Spruce is perhaps the most famous (and preserved), but there are also locations at 11th and Federal and 55th and Market. I visited the one in West Philly.

This picture, to me, captures the odd juxtaposition of a quiet resting place with the bustle of city life. (That's Philly's el in the background.) One has to wonder if those spirits are a little more restless since that rumble's so darn noisy! ;)

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