Welcome to the underWorld! But, we will be concentrating on what's on the surface: the living landscapes of the dead. All photographs taken by me. Geographically yours, D.J.Z.
Friday, March 27, 2015
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.