Thursday, March 26, 2009

Monumental Cemetery


This morning I visited the Monumental Cemetery. The structure was designed in 1828 by Giuseppe Barbieri in Neo-Doric style. It has a square shape, divided by two paths which split into four sections. 
It was sunny and quiet and I slowly walked among the graves. The magnificent colonnades host the tombs of the wealthy and noble families. Some of them are real pieces of art. Many of the older sepulchres were a bit gloomy but the statues were simply beautiful...

9 comments:

lakeviewer said...

There was a time when civilizations honored their dead with beautiful monuments. What happened to this concept in the modern centuries?

Randy said...

Wow that is beautiful!

Virginia said...

You and Bob Crowe of St. Louis DP are on the same wavelength today. Lovely prespective of this beautiful cemetery!
V

nobu said...

It is stunning.
WOnderful photo,Valeria.

White Oleander said...

Beautiful statue indeed.

Fio said...

Perfect composition.

m_m said...

Oh! This sculpture is so beautiful and full of expression! Wonderful perspective of this photo!

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks like a magnificent cemetery. Who says you can't take it with you:)

Ming the Merciless said...

Beautifully framed!!

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