Friday, March 27, 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Focus on De Nieuwe Ooster Cemetery:  In the United States, fresh flowers have given way to artificial flowers in cemeteries. That is not the case in Holland. Grave memorials seem to be designed to accommodate cut flowers and bulbs, maybe both.  As these roses wilt, for instance, the bulbs will be on their way to blooming. Buddha statues are also fairly common in Dutch cemeteries. Could be more 'new age' philosophy than religious conviction. [2015]

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