discovery and significance – Turin’s Monumental Cemetery 1/3

Cimitero Monumentale di Torino I

Turin’s Monumental Cemetery has been a true discovery. I have travelled extensively and photographed so many graveyards all over the world but I needed arrive in Turin to discover this:

There is an Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe. 

There is a European Cemeteries Route. 

cemetery graveyard Turin Torino

You can download an amazing cemetery app called ARtour for Turin that is a real asset and inspiration while discovering the beauties of this truly monumental and overwhelming graveyard.

Thanks to Renata Santoro at Cimitero Monumentale di Torino who pointed all this out to me. You inspired me! Grazie mille!

soon to come: art and architecture – Turin’s Monumental Cemetery 2/3

Kant’s grave, Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad CathedralThe philosopher Immanuel Kant died here, when it was still Königsberg in Prussia.

Originally he was put to rest within the Cathedral but was later moved to where he rests now.

 

His mausoleum is one oft he very few things still left from German times, most of it has been removed by the Russians, including quite a number of graveyards throughout the city.

They are now parks and recreation areas.

Kaliningrad had been German since the Middle Ages.

Kaliningrad, Russia Damaged almost beyond recognition in WWII, the easily accessible Baltic seaport became Russian, an enclave between Lithuania and Poland, all the Germans had to go.

Kants grave is one oft he few traces left.

The famous philosopher  taught at Königsberg University and died in 1804.