Cemetery tourism

by Harry Mitsidis - 5 years ago

As morbid as it sounds, walking around a foreign graveyard can be quite a culturally illuminating experience. In Samarkand I found myself at the tombs of ancient famous leaders, which I found quite meaningless and boring to be honest. Much to my glee, right beside was the 'modern' part of the cemetery. And this is where the real fun begins. Because each tombstone here is truly a glimpse into the person's life - not only with a carefully designed image of them, but with more details of their profession... like a small capsule of a life gone, yet still forever there in front of your eyes. I was lucky enough to be alone while I was clicking my camera or else I would surely get dirty looks by anybody around.

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