Visits to cemeteries around the world

People all over the world are dying to get in to cemeteries, to graves, to mausoleums. Their bones are buried, their ashes encased, their lives summarised in the dash between two dates. Their epitaphs, their choice of grave marker, their obituary, all tell a story. Cemeteries are museums of life often overlooked, frequently ignored. When I travel, I travel to meet the living and to pay my respects to the dead. These are my stories.

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    Palm Springs, California. Flat land surrounded by the San Bernardino and the San Jacinto mountains that seem to rise up…
  • A grave difference in Sarajevo

    Some people are good at spotting celebrities; others are good at spotting bargains. Me? I can spot a cemetery from…
  • Tomb with a view in Msida

    Had I lived in Malta in the 1800s, it is unlikely that I'd have been buried in the Msida Bastion…
  • Ona a ne neka druga (Her and no other)

    Cocktail hour in Belgrade. I'm chatting to a rather charming and very gallant gentleman who definitely has noble blood running…
  • Who’s to blame in Gozo

    Do I need to drag myself, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century, or can I stay in my self-enforced…
  • A grave situation in Budapest

    Traffic jams in Budapest are a common enough occurrence. A traffic jam in a cemetery though? That’s something I’d never…