|view of Portage looking southeast|
|location of Temple Jacob with view of Portage|
|Temple Jacob building and the bridge|
Rule for Photographing Ancestral Places
The pictures I did not take were 1) a panorama of the river from the steps of the synagogue and 2) street views of the temple's location. I was so busy recording the building and the events that I forgot my rule: Whenever you visit an ancestral place, stand in front and take pictures down the street, up the street and across the street. Then, walk away from your ancestral place and take pictures of it from each of the three angles and from a distance; i.e. from down the street, up the street and across the street.
And what do you do with all of those pictures? Put them in an album, photo book or scrapbook, of course!
|page elements: Journey of the Heart|
© 2011 Elise Hansen of Elise's Pieces Designs
 Rochelle Berger Elstein, "The Jews of Houghton-Hancock and Their Synagogue," Michigan Jewish History 38 (November 1998); online archives, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan (http://www.michjewishhistory.org/pdfs/vol38.pdf : accessed 28 September 2012), page 7