Learning to Die: A Gallery of Cemeteries

As I’ve said in past blogs, I’d love my niche to be darker sightseeing like crypts, bone churches and cemeteries.  So I edited some photos of the cemeteries I’ve lurked in.

People often shy away from the subject of death.  Most people’s lives revolve around what will happen to them when they die.  Are you going to heaven or hell or be reincarnated? What can I do to get on the good list?  What does G-d think about my decisions? A lot of people definitely stop living their lives because they are so afraid of death. But the subject of death doesn’t need to be so stressful.

A peaceful walk around cemeteries is sort of a moment to breathe in and embrace the life I’m living instead of shying away from the subject in fear. Death will happen and it can be seen as terrifying or as romantic as you want it to be. I found a few quotes that elegantly talk about the subject of death.

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other beings? – Edgar Allan Poe

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives full is prepared to die at any time. – Mark Twain

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning to die. – Leonardo daVinci

Cemeteries are a different type of art museum.  It’s amazing how much detail is put into these tombstones.  The thought that each individual put in creating a memory for themselves or a family member is very apparent in each individual design.  And each cultural has a different way of approaching tombstones.  Paris had incredibly intricate sculptures.  Tel Aviv had vibrant plants and colors.  Berlin had beautiful flowers and sculptures.  Each place has its own quiet, beauty.

And I hope you enjoy my gallery!

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6 thoughts on “Learning to Die: A Gallery of Cemeteries

  1. I also find cemeteries facinating. When I look at stones (not that I do this a lot), I wonder about the lives of the people buried there and what was going on in history at that time. Great post.

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      1. I don’t know if you participate in awards, but I just nominated you 😃 Sometimes I do participate, but not always. This one is stress-free and I hope my followers will get a chance to visit your blog.

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