klikketyklik 10:22pm, 11 March 2007
I'm personally torn between France, and Italy, but Cuba and some others rank fairly high, I'm interested in hearing what others have to say.
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clspeace 15 years ago
I choose Wales, with the Celtic crosses. :)
spectacular thumb [deleted] Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Leo Reynolds (member) 15 years ago
Probably France, or more accurately Paris, which has some amazing works of art in the public cemeteries, ie


Sepulture Nijinski

I moved here from Wales and saw nothing to touch this place back home...
Federilli 15 years ago
I would agree with Paris (despite being italian!)
The Polstar 15 years ago
Well, I've not visited any cemeteries abroad (yet) however, I'd say that London's cemeteries are underrated!
I've seen so many photos of Paris' cemeteries that I'm over-excited about going there in a couple o fweeks time!
clspeace 15 years ago
I just re-read the topic question, I had misread it, I missed the sculpture part. I agree John, I wouldn't recommend Wales for cemetery sculptures!
FionaBrimsPhotography Posted 15 years ago. Edited by Leo Reynolds (member) 15 years ago
I adore our cemeteries up here. probably the best i have been to so far are Greyfriars in Edinburgh and the Glasgow necropolis.

both well worth a visit.

klikketyklik 15 years ago
Funny you should say that Federilli. I find that although Paris has an abundance of cemetery sculptures, Italy (Rome, Naples, Florence), for me, seems to have more passionate sculptures, and it is for this reason that I'm torn between Italy and France when it comes to photographing cemetery sculptures.

Ultimately which is more important in a cemetery sculpture, emotions expressed/evoked or the artistic merit of the 'overall' sculpted piece? (artistic merit vs. impact)
John Meckley 15 years ago
Japanese cemeteries are pretty cool. This one on Mt Koya has lots of cool stuff incuding this rocket memorial.

Okuno-in - Rocket - Mt Koya, Japan
kafka doodle 15 years ago
Paris, absolutely: Pere Lachaise, Montmartre, Montparnasse. I'm going to Milan in the fall though, because I've seen stunning pictures of sculpture in Monumentale there. Also Genoa seems to have some nice ones.
In Prague, Vysehrad Cemetery and Olsany Cemetery each have several beautiful sculptures.
In Vienna, the Zentral Freidhof has several stunning sculptures as well.
I've not explored England or Germany yet.
alohadave 15 years ago
If you find yourself in Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery is a great cemetery.

Buenos Aires - 086 - Recoleta Cemetary

Buenos Aires - 061 - Recoleta Cemetary
rchoephoto 15 years ago
I agree that Cementario Recoleta in Buenos Aires has one of the most intriguing and beautiful tombs and sculptures. Evita's tomb is also found there.


If you are interested in seeing more photos of the Cementario Recoleta, here are some of the links.


richardr Posted 15 years ago. Edited by richardr (member) 15 years ago
Of course, I have to say London. Where else could one find things like this?

Highgate Egyptian Avenue

Death Comes for Thomas Miller

The Hardy Tree
H.KoPP Posted 15 years ago. Edited by H.KoPP (member) 15 years ago
hm !?!
i think everywhere in the world.

but where can you find a cast iron tomb'stone'?
i think only in vienna
Bet ha-chajjim
Jonas Thomén 15 years ago
I saw a few iron creations today... in Finland... =)
H.KoPP 15 years ago
hey - cool
available zoo [deleted] 15 years ago
SCOTLAND!!! (and no, I'm not Scottish)
I was quite impressed with london's cemeteries they have quite old and magnific ones with great scupltures), have never visited the French ones. Very recentely had opportunity to visit Turkish cemeteries, and so far what i could see i found them interesting but not that rich scupture wise
RAP123 15 years ago
Of all of the urban cemetaries I've visited throughout Europe, nothing compares to MILAN (not even Paris) for sculptures. I was stunned.
Cracked lens 15 years ago
A great photo of a garden of stone.
To to all Vet. Thank You For My Freedom!.
Neil D. 15 years ago
Sydney has some nice ones...

num'éric Posted 15 years ago. Edited by num'éric (member) 15 years ago
Le cimetière de l'est à Lille (France) est celui que je préfére.

2 chaises pour un repos éternel.
jasonjerbil 15 years ago
yadevolkram 15 years ago
Cristobel De Colon in Havana is amazing.
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