We started our first day with some cemeteries… Somehow I love walking there, and whenever I go to a big city, I visit at least one cemetery.
Doors to churches and gates to cemeteries… Old Jewish cemeteries especially, are very beautifully ageing, because they are often left as they are. There are no relatives alive anymore who can tend to them.
Signs of Franz Kafka are everywhere in Prague, but here is his last resting place.
Maybe you like to walk in cemeteries too – the stillness and peaceful surroundings, contemplating life and the beauty of it all.
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Beautiful! I also enjoyed visiting cemeteries in different places, because you see such a variety of ways that people remember their dead.
Yes, interesting cultural differences indeed!
Cemeteries are fascinating.
They are – in many ways. Always make me calm and slowly strolling.
I seem to remember we visited this cemetery (we were in Prague in 1980 so forgive me if my memory is hazy!) but I don’t think I appreciated or captured its beauty as you have done – and as I hope I would want to do were I to visit today. That door at the top of the page is fantastic and I love your images of the details such as the tap and the rusting wrought iron.
Thank you so much, Sarah. I loved that tap. And I had never seen a chuch door in those colours.
Umberto Eco wrote a novel about the old Jewish cemetery. We always visited the grave of Rabbi Löw and put a stone from our beach on his pyramid as it is the custom.
We always like to visit old cemeteries as well. It tells you a lot about the culture of this area.
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Yes, stones there are on these graves. Beautiful. I haven’t read that novel, I guess it is beautiful as well.
Beautiful and peaceful, Ann-Christine.
Yes, always peaceful.
Beautiful, one of my fav is Père Lachaise in Paris
Thank you, mine too! And Highgate
I’m not someone who has cemeteries on their must-visit list, but you have a very fair point. Might change my ideas!
Well, I have had some on my lists…one in London too. I went there when Litvinenko had been buried.
I guessed as much.
I am glad you liked them, Sheree!
Beautiful! I don’t usually have a cemetery on my list of places to visit in a city I go to but have been to some e.g. in Milan and Krakow. And of course the ones near where I live.
I think maybe it sounds strange, but I have always loved them. Have you been to Pe`re Lachaise in Paris?
It’s not strange but just unusual 🙂. Haven’t been to the one in Paris.
Waiting for you!
Oh what a place to wait at 🙃..who knows where we end up in the end! Now I am laughing at my own wordplay 😂
Haha, so am I…very funny – but true!
Very atmospheric, Ann-Christine!
Thank you – a silent walk!
No one talking back!
I like these old cemeteries a lot, always much to discover and often a source of inspiration.
You like them too! Yes, and the wonderings about their lives and mysteries we will never know .
Beautiful photos. I love that rusty faucet! I too enjoy walking in cemeteries, feeling the peacefulness there, and wondering about the lives of those buried there.
Yes, how they lived their lives, the stories would be wonderful to hear.
Beautiful photo of peace and quiet beauty . . . given the chance I too love a quiet walk amongst the tree-lined paths . . .
Mmm, would have loved to quietly walk with you.