transformationalcemeterydesign

Serene and Magical

In Cemeteries, Public, Shared space, Uncategorized on November 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Eveningtime in a cemetery or columbarium or mausoleum can be magical and beautiful.

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Skogskyrkgarden, Stockholm

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A path in Skogskyrkgarden Cemetery

But my, these images beckon one into a safe, reflective place.

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The Helsinki Cemetery at Christmas

Most of these locations are lighted for All Souls Day and Day of the Dead (in Mexico), and Christmas. Here in San Francisco, the National AIDS Memorial Grove is holding its third “Light in the Grove” on November 30, the eve of World AIDS Day.

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Nitra Cemetery, Slovakia

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Srebrnica Cemetery, Bosnia

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Warsaw Cemetery

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Canadian Cemetery, Finland

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Canadian Cemetery, Holland

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Mexico: Day of the Dead

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Light in the Grove, National AIDS Memorial Grove

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The creek bed through the redwoods, Light in the Grove

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The clear tent at Light in the Grove

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Here lies magic: view from inside the clear tent, Light in the Grove

So, also think about cemeteries in another way, another time to experience them….

  1. I love these scenes. So different from the horror movie stereotypes about nighttime in a graveyard. It would be so healthy for the living to stop fearing the dead.

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