Thursday, 9 January 2014

Hamburg Ohlsdorf -revisit-

The last time in Hamburg Ohlsdorf was not *very* good. It was a tight schedule and it was ruined by a biblical downpour so that the amount of pictures i took there didn't do this cemetery any justice.

This time however it was not perfect (a slight drizzle and a dull grey sky) but it was not impossible.

Still we (my wife was again with me) couldn't see all of it. This cemetery is so huge that you honestly need a week to explore all. And it is a tiresome job since everything is so far apart. We stumbled around for about 3 hours and came up with some decent images.

Anyway, enough of the words and on to the picures...
















Thursday, 5 December 2013

Cimitero Prazeres, Lisboa: Revisit Part II

The second Post about my visit is all about sculptures. So let's cut the crap and let the pictures speak:

A *very* fine example of Art Nuveau



Detail of the Tomb of Antonio Augusto Carvalho












Necropolis













Autumn 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Prazeres Cemetery, Lisboa: Revisit

Bloody Hell!

It's half a year since i've done a post here so it is about high time to change that:

I've visited the Prazeres Cemetery in Lisboa again this October and i'd like to share some of the Pictures i've made there.

This post is all about Hourglasses since they pop up all over the place there. It begins with the entrance and they can be found nearly everywhere on this amazing cemetery.

This time i was lucky with the light since it was sunny all day. Last time it was overcast and the shadows were -in my opinion- a bit too soft.

Enough of the words:

A classic one. On top of a Crypt.

Left corner of the entrance


Note the delicacy of the bones!


The Bats have left the Bell-Tower (Quote from Bauhaus)