Heritage Trail: Jew Town

Jew town in the old quarter of Fort Kochi in Kerala was built by the Jewish community who moved to Fort Kochi in the 14th century.

In it are an array of old buildings including a synagogue that at one time served the community of traders who operated from the area.

Jew Town, Fort Kochi
Specialty shop in Jew Town, Fort Kochi
Old building with the Star of David emblem
Entrance to the Paradesi Synagogue built in 1568
Interior of Paradesi Synagogue
Pix sourced from visitorkerala.com
Jew Street ornaments
Jew Street that leads to the synagogue, Fort Kochi
Unique wooden shutters with Portuguese tiles
Portuguese tiles similar to that you find in Macau adorn the pillars of the building above.
Spice and souvenir shops along Jew Street
Unique buildings & architecture along Jew Street
The grille of this home along Jew Street features the Star of David
The Jewish Cemetery, Fort Kochi

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tatiana says:

    Love your environmental photo-journalistic images showing the lifestyle and the sense of the place!


    1. Thank you Tatiana 😊
      A little something I had the privilege of learning from my colleagues at the photo desk of the newspaper I used to write for. Their eye for detail and techniques they use are just amazing.

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