Friday, 30 October 2015

Lisbon again.. but this time not Prazeres but Cemiterio Alto de Sao Joao

And what a long name for a Cemetery it is.

It is the by far the biggest Cemetery in Lisbon, but it's not quite as fascinating as the Prazeres. Still a good place to go as my pictures will proove.

The cemetery itself has a strange feeling: It is like a city for the dead. Alleys full of graves that remind you of houses where the dead dwell. You can peek into the doors and see the coffins... most of them slowly rotting. It has a rather creepy feeling.

The biggest difference between Prazeres and this one is the lack of sculptures. There were a few but it wasn't as rich as Prazeres itself.

Here are the Pictures:

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Main Cemetery in Kassel

I know, i know.... it's been a while since the last entry. 13 months to be precise! And yet... i'm not done here. There are still plenty of cemteteries to visit.

The cemetery in Kassel is a big one. Lots of old and huge trees and the atmosphere at this autumn day was spectacular. It was sunny and the morning mist was still around, so the light was just amazing.

See for yourself:

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