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.


Skogskyrkgarden, Stockholm


A path in Skogskyrkgarden Cemetery

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


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.


Nitra Cemetery, Slovakia


Srebrnica Cemetery, Bosnia


Warsaw Cemetery


Canadian Cemetery, Finland


Canadian Cemetery, Holland


Mexico: Day of the Dead


Light in the Grove, National AIDS Memorial Grove


The creek bed through the redwoods, Light in the Grove


The clear tent at Light in the Grove


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.

  2. Hi, I was reading your blog and came across one photo, which has incorrect crediting: it is the Srebrniče Cemetery in Novo mesto (Slovenia) and not Srebrenica in Bosnia.

    Like your blog!
    Best, Tanja

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