Here's a selection of the last cemetery we've visited. It turned out that this one was the most interesting one we visited that day. I'm sure Ohlsdorf would've been the best if the weater was not that catastrophic that day but so here we are.
These pictures however are from the Nienstedt Cemetery.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
The second stop yesterday was the Niendorf Cemetery (old section). It's quite a small cemetery, but it has astonishing trees and really monumental family-tombs. The weather had improved since our debacle at Ohlsdorf cemetery and it stopped raining altogether.
Yesterday we went to Hamburg to visit some of the cemteries there. This trip was my birthday present from a very dear person to me and this present means really a lot to me.
We were really looking forward to this trip, because we both love cemeteries and the atmosphere you usually find there: calmness, peace and quiteness.
We began at the Olsdorf Cemetery, the largest non-military Cemetery in the world. At first we were facing a mild drizzle (not the kind of weather that can stop us) which changed finally to a biblic dowonpour (which was capable of stopping us)...
We retreated to a bus shelter and waited for better weather which eventually arrived. But since it was still raining we aborted our visit at Ohlsdorf and went to the next one.