Tag: cemetary

  • Discovering the Marquesas archipelago (part 3): Hiva Oa

    written by vicuna on 2010-04-16 #places
    Discovering the Marquesas archipelago (part 3): Hiva Oa

    Hiva Oa is another stunning island of the Marquesas archipelago and has something very special: 2 worldwide known european artists decided to live their last years on this island and today they're buried side by side in the cemetary of Atuona. I'm talking about the famous painter Paul Gauguin and the fascinating poet and singer Jacques Brel...

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  • Venezuelan’s Afterlife Tales: El Cementerio General del Sur

    written by azaliad on 2013-08-30 #places
    Venezuelan’s Afterlife Tales: El Cementerio General del Sur

    "Are you guys crazy?! You shouldn't go to The Cementerio General del Sur, you will risk your safety." That's what everybody told us when we announced that we were going to a guided visit to one of the most dangerous places in Caracas... Well, it's quite beautiful too, in its own creepy way!

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  • Cemetery of The Old Castle in Menton, France

    written by azurblue on 2009-05-23 #places
    Cemetery of The Old Castle in Menton, France

    Above the old town of Menton, near the Italian border, there's a cemetary with a view, a fascinating and moving place to explore.

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  • Baikove Cemetary: Kiev's Necropolis

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-13 #places
    Baikove Cemetary: Kiev's Necropolis

    Perhaps it's a bit strange to visit a cemetery on a holiday, but after two days of busy Kiev, a day trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat, and lots of enthusiastic people who kept offering us vodka, s0y and I needed some silence. And this monumental cemetery gave us exactly what we needed, and more.

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  • Ulupo Heiau: Ancient Hawaiian Temple

    written by i8pie2day on 2011-04-26 #places
    Ulupo Heiau: Ancient Hawaiian Temple

    Part of the state's extensive history, a "Heiau" is a temple built by the Hawaiians of old where various ceremonies were held. Ceremonies can range from asking the Hawaiian gods to bring rain to making human sacrifices. This particular Heiau is a popular tourist destination due to its easy access. If you come to Hawaii, this is one of the must-see locations.