stone and dust

travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites



Site 47: Stockholm’s Galärvarvskyrkogården

Some of Stockholm’s most well-known sites are located on the island of Djurgården: especially museums: the Vasa Museum, the Nordic Museum, the Spirit Museum, the ABBA Museum, and Skansen, the world’s first living history museum. But unbeknownst to me (and probably most Continue reading “Site 47: Stockholm’s Galärvarvskyrkogården”

Site 28: Tokyo’s Aoyama Reien

One of Tokyo’s most famous cemeteries is Aoyama Reien, located near Roppongi/Harajuku, is known for many things: it’s large, it has a lot of flowering cherry trees in spring, and it was the first cemetery where foreigners could be laid to Continue reading “Site 28: Tokyo’s Aoyama Reien”

Site 22: London’s Old St Pancras Churchyard

So when I was at Highgate I picked up a couple of books, one of which was called “31 London Cemeteries to see before you die.” Despite the problematic title I found it to be really useful, and it led me to the Old St Pancras Churchyard, which is famous for Continue reading “Site 22: London’s Old St Pancras Churchyard”

Site 5: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido

For the first time on my cemetery tour, I have finally visited a cemetery unlike the others. It’s old (the oldest one so far) but is not famous for its monuments. In fact, its not famous for anything, but that’s why I like it.

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