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Modern, serene and inviting

In Cemeteries on April 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Here are two gorgeous cemeteries in Portugal: Luz and Estrela. Stunning, Mediterreanean, and ¬†whitewashed. They’re both designed by the architects Pedro Pacheco and Marie Clement.

Estrela Cemetery on its hilltop

They’re small. They feel very traditional. And they’re transformative. They invite srtolling and viewing and contemplation.

Inside the Luz Cemetery

Estrela Cemetery

Modern. Warm. Crisp. Inviting. A very important choice.


Have your ashes cared for like this?

In Cemeteries on April 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Wat Phra Kaeo – in Thailand: stupas to contain holy ashes.

Detail at base of stupa

Though this golden stupa is a royal one, one was built in Scotland (last image below) for ordinary folk. The ashes are blessed by a monk: it’s a fully-functioning stupa.

Stupa at Wat Phra Kaew

Ever thought of this??

Stupa at Eskdalemuir in the Scottish Borders

This used to be a cemetery- why not again?

In Cemeteries on April 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Why not use golf courses as cemeteries, and vice versa?

This is one of San Francisco’s golf courses, at Lincoln Park. It was originally the Golden Gate Cemetery and was closed in 1909, and the bodies moved. Most of them. They found bodies in a potter’s field from the cemetery when the Palace of the Legion of Honor was renovated in 1995.

Former cemetery, Lincoln Park Golf Course San Francisco

It is a beautiful spot – why not for a cemetery and a golf course – again?

Golfing - and resting - in the City

The French mountains are nice too

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