A Gallery

In Cemeteries, Pisa on May 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

The bell tower at the the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

There are beautiful gallery mausoleums and cemeteries. Pisa’s one of the prettiest, though upstaged by its famous mate, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They are part of the Cathedral complex that includes the campanile (the bell tower), the Duomo (cathedral), baptistry, and the Camposanto (cemetery).

The gallery of the Camposanto

The Camposanto before it was damaged

A large square covered gallery that is made for the living to stroll amongst the dead. Though heavily damaged by bombs in the Second World War, this space still works beautifully. Designed for promenading. What a serene environment.

A completely enclosed space. Sheltering. This type of cemetery would be a welcome choice in America.


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