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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #41
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This might be a bit tangential to the original intention, but Chicago (and a number of other cities, I am sure) has a few interesting pet cemeteries. Perhaps the most notable one is the Hinsdale Animal Cemetery, established in 1926

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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #42
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That was lovely! I've never been in a pet cemetery before!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #43
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According to Wikipedia, Hamburg's main cemetery in the district Ohlsdorf is the biggest non-military cemetery in the world.

- 391 hectares (966 acres)
- 12 chapels
- over 1.4 million burials
- 17 km (11 mi) streets
- 2 bus lines with 25 stops
- hosts also a british military cemetery

Water tower of the cemetery


Burial site of WWII casualties


Administrative building


mass grave for the victims of the bombings in WWII


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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:35 AM   #44
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Zentralfriedhof in VIENNA

The Zentralfriedhof (central cemetery) in Vienna is with 3.3 mio buried people the one with the most people resting in peace there in Europe. The 2.5 square km make it the second largest in terms of space in Europe.

The special thing of it is that its multi religious. While the majority is Catholic it also hosts 200.000 Jewish graves (civilian ones, not WWII related), it has a Christian Protestant, a Muslim, a Buddhist and a Christian Orthodox branch I think.

The cemetery is famous for its Jugendstil buildings as well as for a large number of very famous artists who are buried there. (Beethoven, Haydn, Strauß to name only a few)

For an areal view have a look here: http://maps.live.de/LiveSearch.Local...=-90&alt=-1000

The main entrance


The center of the cemetery is the Karl-Borromäus-church:





The circle in front of the church is the place where all the Presidents of Austria get buried.

The Crematoria:


The Aufbahrungshalle (building for the temporary storage of the corpse)


The cemetery even has its own dedicated song celebrating its 100th anniversary in a rather morbid way: Watch this video to hear parts of it while getting some nice pictures of the entire area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lfCMQHau4w
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Old November 29th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #45
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Mt. Olivet cemetery in Frederick MD is the most well known in my town

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One of our local icons She was a Frederick legend
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but our most famous resident, Francis scott Key, (had to do with american history, wrote our national anthem)


st. Johns catholic cemetery is the other downtown cemetery, although this one is like right downtown surrounded by thick stone walls. its pretty nice

And Lastly, Frederick Memorial Park is actually a cemetery. one day ill get pictures because it has great views of Downtown
The Most famous person barred here died in the 60s in a very strange accident. He was a test subject who was working at fort Detrick here in Frederick. He Was given LSD without knowing it. He was in a New York high rise at the time he was given the LSD. He jumped out of a window and is now barried here. Can't remember his name though
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Old November 29th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #46
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Seeing that black puff of smoke from the crematorium reminded me of this past summer..
I was near a crematorium chapel, and smelled something burning... a sort of ashey smell. Suddenly I realized what was burning... was a bit odd.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #47
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Old November 30th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #48
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Though i knew of the existence of pet cemetaries, i've never seen pictures of such a cemetary before. Some of these graves look very expensive. People seem to care a lot about their animals, even chickens?!

@Slartibartfas: Interesting architecture in the crematory. It looks like a modern way of Morish architecture.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #49
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You probably refer to the Crematoria, do you?
Its construction was supported by the Social Democratic party against the will of the church, not on the cemetery grounds as such but directly adjacent to it. The style of it was indeed intended to be expressionism based on oriental styles. (constructed from 1912 to 1922)

The central church however is one of the most famous Jugendstil churches in Vienna and already from 1910. (There is another larger Jugendstil church Steinhof).
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You probably refer to the Crematoria, do you?
Yes, please forgive my bad English
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The cemetery of Laken in Brussels

































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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #52
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Wow... those photos are just stunning.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #53
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Yes, please forgive my bad English
No I have to excuse, now that I reread your post I see that I made a mistake as confused your crematory (American English) with cemetery. And if that were not enough, I wrote it in an incorrect way instead of the correct singular crematorium (british).
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Seeing that black puff of smoke from the crematorium reminded me of this past summer..
I was near a crematorium chapel, and smelled something burning... a sort of ashey smell. Suddenly I realized what was burning... was a bit odd.
I found the architecture of that crematorium very interesting.
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The cemetery of Laken in Brussels

I love it when they use porphyry in funereal monuments, as in the above picture.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:20 PM   #56
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A comment I made in one of the threads about Toronto made me think of this: city parks that used to be cemeteries.

In Chicago, the southern tip of Lincoln Park used to be the location of protestant, Catholic, and Jewish cemeteries. Most of the graves were moved in the 19th century to Graceland, St. Boniface, and other locations futher north. (Incidentally, it is no coincidence that the Cardinal's residence in Chicago is located at the southern end of Lincoln Park.)

When an underground parking ramp was constructed in the southern end of Lincoln Park a few years ago, more bones were naturally found -- remnants of those left behind.

One curiosity is that one above-ground tomb remains amid the trees and lawns of Lincoln Park: the vault of the Couch brothers, who were owners of Chicago's Tremont Hotel. It was designed by John Van Osdel, Chicago's first professional architect, and to this day contains 6 members of the Couch family and one family friend. Apparently, the Couch Family refused permission to move.

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The Lincoln Park Farmers Market is held close to the underground Parking ramp and the Couch vault:

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Thanks for telling me what that red stone is called! I had never heard the term "porphyry" before!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 11:11 PM   #59
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Wow! It is like a small town! So very beautiful.
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