Monday, November 2, 2009

In a Danish Graveyard



(Left click on images to see clearly.)Thinking about the Day of The Dead traditions this year reminded me of some pictures I took in Denmark last year. I saw a small rural church while driving eastward from Kalundborg to Roskilde, and I really admired the way the grave sites were designated and maintained there. Rather than having a grassy field with tombstones, the area around the church was partitioned into little plots by evergreen hedges. The individual plots had decorative plants and sometimes a stone marker. It was really quite lovely-----the perfect spot to enjoy a contemplative interval thinking about one's deceased loved ones.



The church was beautiful too.....

2 comments:

Simone said...

How beautiful and serene. I love the Victorian idea of a cemetary - a place to picnic and be with those that have passed. Next time you're in Brooklyn you should visit Greenwood Cemetary (http://www.green-wood.com) if you haven't already.

kerfuffler said...

Greenwood.....I'll try to remember that. Have you ever been to Mt Auburn cemetery in Boston? It is basically an arboretum and cemetery combined together. It's gorgeous in the Spring.