Monday, May 28, 2012

A Sephardic moment


My photos show the Jewish Quarter known as the Call which lies in the shadow of the cathedral in the Catalonian city of Girona. Until recently the Call was hidden behind modern facades; but following recent restoration it is now a powerful reminder of the time when Spain's Jewish community flourished before being dispersed by the Inquisition into the Sephardic diaspora. Girona's former synagogue is now a richly stocked  information centre and bookstore with a range of CDs including Monteserrat Figueras and Jordi Savall's Diaspora Sephardi. There is more Jewish music under the sheltering sky here.

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2 comments:

Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

What wonderful and evocative photos - thanks for posting.

Pliable said...

Thanks Lyle, Girona is a really wonderful place to visit. Unfortunately its reputation is tarnished by being the airport for charter flights bringing holidaymakers to the nearby Costa Brava. Which is a pity as the airport is out of town and the city itself is a gem - my photos are just a taster. For readers in that part of the world a visit is recommended.