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Old November 26th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #21
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Sydney's biggest cemetery is Rockwood at 300 hectares, but Waverley Cemetery has the most beautiful setting.

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Old November 26th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #22
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Beautiful location in Sydney! Everything looks beautiful when placed in that kind of setting
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #23
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Thanks for posting Graceland in Chicago. I live down the street from it Chicago and love it. It's worth a visit if you are visiting Chicago and have time.(Red Line to Sheridan)

Do you have a view of it? I tend to think of it as a park as much as it is a cemetery.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #24
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Great pictures of the cemeteries in Atlanta and Sydney. And yes, the one in Sydney has such a wonderful setting. But it looks as if it is on solid rock, judging from one of the pictures (I'm sure this is not exactly the case.)
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Old November 26th, 2008, 06:20 PM   #25
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this marker is going to topple over soon if they don't repair it!



This shot is kinda evocative of Edward Gorey. I love the winter shots TB.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #26
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Cemeteries in winter can be very beautiful. Especially in the ones out in the country...

A country cemetery in Iowa (from flickr):

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Old November 26th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #27
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Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb

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Old November 26th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #28
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Cementerio de la Recoleta - Buenos Aires

It's one of the most visited tourist atraction in the city... and it's located in one of the most expensive neighbourhood, a really magical place.


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Old November 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #29
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Here are some pictures from Jerusalem:

The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives:





Propably the most coveted place to be buried for a Jew.

A muslim cemetery at the foot of the temple mount:





In the catholic cemetery on Mount Zion lies Oskar Schindler:



These cemeteries are more interesting for their location less for their monuments.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #30
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OMG these are all fantastic entries, and some of the photography is breathtaking. This is absolutely my favourite thread of the month!!
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Old November 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #31
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Impressive wall around the cemetery of Zagreb. It almost looks like an oriental citywall.

@Wonwiin: Nice to see some pictures of a Jewish cemetery.
Is there someone who can tell something about the meaning of those rocks on the graves?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #32
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@Wonwiin: Nice to see some pictures of a Jewish cemetery.
Is there someone who can tell something about the meaning of those rocks on the graves?
As far as I know they may be like bringing flowers. People place the stones to pay reference to the dead. The origin of this tradition is not clear. It seems to be not allowed to bring flowers to a jewish cemetery due to religious restrictions.

Some pictures from Prague:

The old Jewish cemetery in the town center:



The cemetery on the Vishehrad, where many of the important Checz are buried:





And the propably biggest cemetery in Prague on the Vinohrad:



Right next to it is the new Jewish cemetery:




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Old November 27th, 2008, 02:55 AM   #33
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Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina. This is the biggest cemetery in town, and is the resting place of more than 13,000 people. These are all photos I've personally taken.

Pay attention to this cat -- you may see him again.



























































Stained glass just makes a tomb, don't you think?











The Jewish Cemetery.







Kinda looks like someone under there wants to come back up, doesn't it?



















This is the Veterans Cemetery in Riverside Cemetery. On the back of one stone someone had painted a big red heart.



Leo is a very friendly sort of beast. Very "purry." Loves to be petted and held. He followed me around the entire time I was in the graveyard. However, if you try to scratch his belly, he bites. Don't say I didn't warn you.



















And just in case you've found this journey to the cemetery to be a downer, I leave you with this advice, courtesy of a woman who has been dead since the early 1900's:

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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #34
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LOL! You caught Leo in the act of Cemetery strolling!!
I love the work stonemasons put into their work. This drapery work is outstanding:

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Old November 27th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #35
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New Orleans has some amazing cemeteries...since I don't see any of them yet I'll post a few photos.

Cities of the Dead evolved in New Orleans after years of attempts to bury the dead below ground. Because New Orleans is below sea level, digging a hole for burial was very difficult - 2 feet down it would fill with water...and when it rained the caskets would float to the surface. The solution was above-ground burial for most people; elaborate tombs for people that could afford them; "oven vaults" for people of lesser means; and below ground burial in unmarked or mass graves for the unfortunate.

I couldn't find much information about modern burial, but from what I understand most burials are still above ground in tombs or vaults.

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"Oven Vaults" for folks without a lot of money
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Great photos everyone, there is something grand about graveyards.


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However, if you try to scratch his belly, he bites. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Noooo, not the belly, but the back of ears, oh well, its a whole other thing...
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Noooo, not the belly, but the back of ears, oh well, its a whole other thing...
It actually was a whole other thing, weirdly enough. If you left his belly alone, you could practically tie him in a knot otherwise. He didn't care. Flip him upside down and cradle him like a baby, scratch his ears, rub his head, scratch that spot at the base of the tail that causes cats to arch their back and show their butt to the world...

Riverside Cemetery is maintained as a park by the city of Asheville, and whenever you're there in good weather, you usually see people jogging or walking their dogs or just hanging out, and the city runs one of its marathons through it, too. Leo's extremely personable, and there are an awful lot of people passing through Riverside Cemetery for him to be personable with. He probably gets petted so much that it's a miracle he isn't bald... Just don't touch the belly.
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Aoyama Cemetery, the largest cemetery in Tokyo, as well as the first public cemetery in Japan, opened in 1874. Buried figures include some notable politicians, generals, businessmen and novelists.

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Nice cemetery in Tokio. And it is interesting, how necessities determine the look of a cemetery like in New Orleans.

Some Irish cemeteries:

On the top of the hill of Tara, meeting place of the Irish kings of old.


Newgrange, prehistoric religious center with several hill graves.


Another prehistoric grave in the hills near Galway.


And a graveyard in the same hills with an abandoned cloister.




Clonmacnoise, one of the centers of Irish cristianity in the medieval ages.


The river Shannon in the background.


Glendalough, a abandoned cloister in the Wicklow Mountains near Dublin.








And last a snap shot from Dublin.
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Aoyama Cemetery, the largest cemetery in Tokyo, as well as the first public cemetery in Japan, opened in 1874. Buried figures include some notable politicians, generals, businessmen and novelists.

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I love the cherry trees. Thanks!
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