In Cemeteries, Cremation on June 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm
By Miró Rivera Architects
Death and humans’ response to it have long held the power to bind cultures together and create places that transcend time and custom.
Our collective respect for the dead and where they are laid to rest reaches across cultures like few other human experiences. It is the commonality of this reverence that guides the creation of Yarauvi, a necropolis at the center of the Dead Sea.
The entrance to Yarauvi
Yarauvi is a place where any person regardless of nationality, race, religion, age or affluence can be laid to rest. By choosing this site as a final resting place, any citizen of the world can contribute to a growing monument to tolerance, reconciliation and unity.
Yarauvi on the Dead Sea
In Cremation on June 5, 2011 at 10:40 am
If you’ll be cremated, where do you want you ashes to go?
- Cremation Urns, Den Bosch Cemetery, The Netherlands
Scattered in the ocean?
- Coastside scattering
Scattered on land?
- Scattering at a place that means something to you
Scattered in the air?
- By plane
Under the sea?
- Jason Rew of Great Burial Reef with urn
The Burial Reef come to life…
- The Living Reef
How ever and and where ever, think about it and let your wishes be clearly known…600,000 people are cremated in the US each year (25%)- and 60,000 sets of remains are never claimed– mostly because people don’t know what to do, and then “forget” about dealing with remains, procrastinate forever, and many more human reasons.
In Uncategorized on June 5, 2011 at 10:14 am
On Memorial Day I visited my Great Aunt’s and Uncle’s gravesite in the San Francisco National Cemetery in The Presidio. A beautifully mild day.
San Francisco National Cemetery
It was moving to see so many people attending the cemetery at the same time. And I’d never been to a cemetery in the US so decorated.