Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Synagogue

The Piketberg synagogue has now been converted into a museum since the original immigrants, largely from Latvia and Lithuania, have more or less en masse moved to the cities. In the heyday of the synagogue, for the first half of the 20th Century, they were part of a thriving business community, many of them being "smouse" or itinerant traders in anything from groceries to haberdashery, serving the outlying farms. Like the NGK in Piketberg, it is of an unusual design.

1 comment:

Lachezar said...

Very simple and beautiful building, more Cape than Synagoge I guess. The two guys sitting in front add to the atmpsphere... Cheers shelagh!