Melaten (Cologne)

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Cemeteries make nice Lomographic motives. This is a huge public cemetery in Cologne. Usually cemeteries are places where you don't take a stroll. It's a place to find peace and to come to rest (in both senses of the word). But Melaten is a bit different. It is constructed like a park. There is a lot of green, trees, meadows, bushes and the graves and gravestones adapt somehow into the landscape. What is so special about this cemetery are its magnificent and elaborate gravestones decorated with larger than life angels and other figures - the Death for example.

Cemeteries make nice Lomographic motives. This is a huge public cemetery in Cologne. Usually cemeteries are places where you don’t take a stroll. It’s a place to find peace and to come to rest (in both senses of the word). But Melaten is a bit different. It is constructed like a park. There is a lot of green, trees, meadows, bushes and the graves and gravestones adapt somehow into the landscape. What is so special about this cemetery are its magnificent and elaborate gravestones decorated with larger than life angels and other figures – the Death for example.

Around every corner you can discover new figures, some look peaceful, others strange or vicious. Melaten is not only interesting for people who are interested in landscape architecture (haha!) or undertaking. It creates a very special atmosphere and you are allowed to take pictures there – at least I haven’t found a sign that told me not to.

Link: www.melatenfriedhof.de

written by graefin on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations #culture #cemetery #park #architecture

One Comment

  1. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    Hab dort auch schon einige Fotos gemacht. Sehr nett da für einen Friedhof.
    Lieben Gruß

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