Why Are Letters in Hebrew Carved Into Barcelona City Walls?

On first glance, the stones walls around the main courtyard in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Barcelona look similar to any other stone wall. Close inspection (pointed out by our guide) shows that some of the stones have letters in Hebrew carved into them. Once pointed out, it is quite easy to spot the Hebrew carved in […]

Old Jewish Quarter in Bisbal d’Emporda, Spain

I am always fascinated with the narrow streets and balconies of the old Jewish Quarters in different medieval towns. the Interesting  old Jewish Quarter of Bisbal D’Emporda, Spain was no exception. The maze like streets offered us a challenge, but thankfully we had a map to find our way. I did find the Pentecost to […]

Do You See a Repeating Star of David in this Floor in Spain?

Sometimes I see patterns that others don’t. When I look at this courtyard tile mosaic in Alcazar of Seville Spain,  I see a repeating Star of David. I wonder what was on the mind of the tilers when they laid the floor. Was it the pattern they intended for me to see, or is simply […]

Chai on the Street in Toledo Spain

As we travel, we encounter some interesting Jewish decor, like this tile containing a Chai on the street in Toledo Spain: We carry Lonely Planet Spain. Submitted for Wordless Wednesday.