Wandering Through Cemeteries

October 26, 2012 17 Comments »

Rows of graves at Pere Lachais cemetery in Paris

Yes – I know the obvious choice for a Halloween post is cemeteries – but I don’t actually find cemeteries creepy or scary.  Instead I find them intriguing, and they are one of my favorite things to photograph.  I think a cemetery can tell you about a culture and history of an area.  For this reason I often seek out cemeteries to visit as I travel.  Here’s a collection of some recent cemeteries I visited over the past few years.  Big, small, old, strict, superstitious  breathtaking, moving, and historical.  Take a walk through my favorite cemeteries if you dare…and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments!

cemetery istanbul

This cemetery in Istanbul is fighting for space

Hawaii grave

This grave sits on the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii watching the waves

gravestones Berlin

Together in the afterlife – gravestones in the Jewish Cemetery in Berlin

cemetery venice

A floating cemetery in Venice

Cemetery in Russia

Dried up, brittle cemetery in Southern Russia

Tokyo Cemetery

Tokyo ‘stick’ cemetery

testacccio Protestant cemetery

The Pyramid gravesite in Rome’s Protestant cemetery

civil war cemetery

Civil War cemetery in the Southern US

Cappadocia Turkey cemetery

An overgrown cemetery in Cappadocia Turkey

cemetery Mdina Rabat Malta

Graves in the floor of a cathedral in Mdina Malta

Cave gravesite morocco

A cave served as an ancient gravesite in Marrakech Morocco


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