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Places to go

In Cemeteries on March 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

Corridor at Mirogj Cemetery, Zagreb

Some beautiful outdoor garden spaces for people – dead and living. Let’s all ask for more places like this where we can visit our loved ones, and improve the landscape when our time comes to bury bodies or ashes, or store them, or create spaces of remembrance….

Forest path

Oscar Wilde's grave

None More Beautiful

In Cemeteries on March 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

Arcade in the Mirogoj Cemetery

There is not a more beautiful cemetery park anywhere that I’ve seen than the Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia. It’s an urban memorial garden that draws thousands of visitors and citizens. It was started in the 1870s and competed in the 1920s.

Exterior garden entrance

It’s stunningly beautiful – and it’s used, for important Croatians and by ordinary Croatians.

An end of an arcade at Mirogoj

It’s a gorgeous space for humans and a great model for an urban cemetery garden.

Beautiful Options

In Cemeteries on March 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

A space to contemplate

There are many beautiful ways to enjoy remembering loved ones. And a Japanese garden might make one of the best places to do that. Versatile, intimate and lush. Places for ashes and for caskets and memory places. What other new ways can we use to view how we can approach vibrant solutions to taking care of our dead?

A marker for someone

Passages

Beautiful Ways to Remember

In Cemeteries on March 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

Toro Nagashi in Hawaii

Toro Nagashi is the Japanese Buddhist tradition of sending lighted lanterns on the water to guide the spirits of the dead to otherworlds.

What a stunningly beautiful way to remember the dead!

Toro Nagashi in Japan

Enjoyable Places to Visit

In Cemeteries on March 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Public spaces should include cemeteries. Who wouldn’t enjoy a stroll through a rose garden?

Berkeley's Rose Garden

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