Tuesday, July 3, 2012

grave post - Staglieno

The entrance to the Staglieno Cemetery includes these flower stalls, which seems a very practical thing to have.

The views out over the rooftop of the mausoleum over to the city of Genoa were spectacular
as were the views within the cemetery

some of the areas resembled the mediaeval quarter with the narrow, stepped alleys

though some of these grave sites were a little worse for wear. 
I wonder how these old bones feel to be lying in such a topsy turvy state.

see more grave states at Taphophile Tragics

35 comments:

  1. What an amazing mixture of scenes in a cemetery! Those narrow elements are extraordinary! And love the line up of flower stalls at the entrance! It must be a well visited cemetery!

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    1. there were not that many people there on the day I visited, but it was a (very hot) Sunday and am not sure if that made a difference.

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  2. Funny to see that everybody has a different look on the same subject. And the flowers at the entrance had also that just to much that i found by a lot of statues inside.

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    1. this beautiful cemetery certainly had hundreds of photo ops!

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  3. Wow!!! Awesome views!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. it was a great place to visit with lots of exercise due to the hills and steps!

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  4. Strange to see such dissaray ..... I guess the cemetery isn't very well taken care of.

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    1. it was actually quite well looked after - it is just this bit that looked disorderly

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  5. how very European to think of having a flower stall by the cemetery gates!

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    1. it is not something one would ever see here. maybe it might be a nice idea to have flowers - real and fake - for sale at cemetery offices?

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    2. There are flower stalls out at Rookwood Necropolis in Sydney. Two that I am aware of, but not at the entry gate.

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  6. Funny to see we all three have different photos of the cemetery. You went much higher than we and had a great view. I wanted to make a photo of the flower stalls, but was too late. At 5 o'oclock they removed everything so quickly, there was nothing left. I hope the taphophiles will not get bored with us indeed, but it is such an intriging cemetery, we can go on for ever...

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    1. I have dozens more shots.... I think I may spread them out over the year.
      I didn't linger over any one area and gave myself 1 1/2 hours.

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    2. Yes, do not worry about it. YOu are all posting such very different shots, and in such different styles. It is nice to see a very european cemetery. Mainland Europe. I find it interesting that in America there are so many many rules about what one can do to a burial plot. Not leaving flowers seems to be a rule too far, for mine.

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    3. our winters (and extreme weather changes) are a big deterrent to the leaving of flowers. and cut flowers just do not last long in our part of the world - they end up looking messy very quickly.

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  7. Those narrow alleys bring you up close and personal with the memorials!

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    1. a little too close, I thought. but in Italy they are used to such narrow spaces, I am sure!

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  8. I can see why the trustees of the cemetery have invested in a tourist bus. That hill looks way beyond one such as I.

    But the cemetery itself is a joy. And I deliberately sought out the three of you and did you one after the other. So there ...

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    1. :)
      it is exciting to see the different interpretations.

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  9. If it were not for bloggers like you I would never get to see the world. Thanks for being my tour guide today. Very interesting post.

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    1. i am happy to share. I feel the same way about some other blogger's travels!

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  10. Wow, what amazing pictures. I don't think I would like to squeeze up those narrow alleys.

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    1. thanks.
      and I didn't squeeze myself into them either!

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  11. I don't think any of you three need to be concerned about what you post for this amazing cemetery. Your post today, VioletSky, shows the diversity found in the Staglieno Cemetery! The roofs and alleyway; an abundance of shapes and sights. Your first shot of the entrance looks like a painting!

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    1. thanks, Francisca. I have had to play around with post editing on some photos (and am quite enjoying the ability to fix my shots!)
      every time I thought perhaps I should head out, I found something else that I had to explore. it was only the thought of being late for the ship that made me run for the bus!

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  12. That is a very practical idea of the flower stalls, wonder more people/cemetaries don't think of that! Our graveyards here have had a right shake up or two and no-one has escaped yet! Plenty of fallen headstones and liquefaction damage tho'...wouldn't fancy lying in that stuff!

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    1. all that liquefaction sounds absolutely horrid. something I'd never thought about until I'd heard your accounts of the aftermath.

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  13. Where have I been? Lots of good posts on here that I somehow missed. I love the pictures. The way you talk about the prices reminds me of when I was in Canada. Everything seemed crazy over-priced. As for the rattled graves, I do not believe the dead care. They are somewhere else.

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    1. I was wondering whee you were....

      ever since our CAD is worth more than the USD, there is even more grumbling about the disparity in prices.

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  14. wow! how narrow is that?!
    and thats a lot of flowers... i like the last picture, it looks a bit "messy" indeed.. :)

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    1. it is almost impossibly narrow, isn't it?! and yet, so many people have left flowers at these sites. I didn't go down, but I am guessing they are more recent ones.

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  15. Yes, extraordinary. The pictures certainly are inspiring me to organise a trip there.

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    1. and you are so much closer. you will not be disappointed.

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