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Site 67: Hiroshima’s Peace Park

The first time I visited the Peace Park and Memorial in Hiroshima was in 2000, the year I got transferred to work in the city. It was the first place I visited after I got settled in here. I remember that as I walked through the park, I was very conscious of being from the “side” that Continue reading “Site 67: Hiroshima’s Peace Park”

Site 8: Vienna’s Central Cemetery

Well, I thought that Staglieno Cemetery was the mecca of all cemeteries, but Vienna’s Central Cemetery gives it a good run for its money. I knew this would be a big cemetery, I knew it would have beautiful monuments, yet for some reason I was still unprepared for its beauty. Continue reading “Site 8: Vienna’s Central Cemetery”

Site 3: Bologna’s Certosa Cemetery

This place is a real beauty. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got off the bus in the afternoon, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Actually, I was blown away. But it was a very slow build up that once I was in the throes of it, I was really overwhelmed. Continue reading “Site 3: Bologna’s Certosa Cemetery”

Site 2: Genoa’s Staglieno Cemetery

Wow. I don’t even know how to begin to describe this cemetery. This is the mecca of all cemeteries. I mean, I haven’t been to all cemeteries, but I sincerely doubt there is any other that can top it. If you are even a tiny bit of a taphophile/tombstone Continue reading “Site 2: Genoa’s Staglieno Cemetery”

Site 1: Milan’s Monumental Cemetery

This cemetery has been on my cemetery bucket list for some time. I had initially planned two whole days there (just in case of bad weather, or whatever) but for some reason did not find out it was closed on Mondays until after I had finalized my trip, which had my full days for Sunday Continue reading “Site 1: Milan’s Monumental Cemetery”

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