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August 2016

Site 39: St. Petersburg’s Eternal Flame

In St. Petersburg, just north of the iconic Church of the Spilled Blood, is a large park known as the Field of Mars. This park has been used  in St. Petersburg for centuries, for everything from military parades and troop inspections to parades and just regular Continue reading “Site 39: St. Petersburg’s Eternal Flame”

Site 38: Moscow’s Kolomenskoe Cemetery

Here’s a little cemetery that I just happened to come across. After debating again and again whether or not to go see the Kremlin, I finally gave in, only to give up once I arrived and saw how long the lines were. So instead I went to the open air park/ Continue reading “Site 38: Moscow’s Kolomenskoe Cemetery”

Site 37: Moscow’s Old Donskoy Necropolis

I still hadn’t been inside the Kremlin, but, as with previous days, I couldn’t bear the crowds, so I opted for the Donskoy Monastery and it’s old cemetery. There are actually two cemeteries here – the old necropolis, within the monastery walls, Continue reading “Site 37: Moscow’s Old Donskoy Necropolis”

Site 36: Moscow’s Novodevichy Cemetery

If Moscow has one go-to cemetery, this is it. Novodevichy Cemetery lies just to the south of the UNESCO World Heritage site Novodevichy Convent, which was established in the 16th century (1524 to be exact). Both cemetery and convent are Continue reading “Site 36: Moscow’s Novodevichy Cemetery”

Site 35: Moscow’s Kremlin Memorials

Or…Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I have to admit it: I have this strange fascination for embalmed Communist leaders. Well, maybe fascination is too strong a word, but there’s Continue reading “Site 35: Moscow’s Kremlin Memorials”

Site 34: Tallinn’s Siselinna Cemetery

Now here’s a cemetery I had never heard of, until I thought to research cemeteries in Tallinn (actually, that’s pretty common to all the cemeteries on this trip). There were actually a few cemeteries that sounded quite interesting to visit, but I only had time Continue reading “Site 34: Tallinn’s Siselinna Cemetery”

The European Death Tour: 2016 Edition

So…back to Europe! Last year when I was traipsing all over some of Europe’s greatest cemeteries, never did I think I’d be back almost exactly a year later to do the same thing. I really did think it would be a few years before I would be able to return, even Continue reading “The European Death Tour: 2016 Edition”

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