Saturday, 21 May 2011

Odd and slightly scary: Cimitero Monumentale Milano

This is another post that isn't about beauty but strangeness. At the Cimitero Monumentale in Milano were not only beautiful sculptures and not everything was about grieving and mourning.

These examples here left me gaping and quite speechless since i didn't (and still don't) work out what they exactly mean. And they left me astonished because they are -even if they appear to be ugly, scary or even downright mental- fine pieces of art. At least in my view.

Two famished blokes.

This piece of modern art appears to be leathal if accidently bumped in. However it's a bit bonkers to have it on your grave, isn't it?

The last example however is the oddest of them all. As far as i understand it' the grave of an aircraft pilot. But that still doesn't explain the Medusa. 

Bad Picture. I've cut off the foot. Again.

This one's slightly better. At least the foot is complete.

Here's a wideshot of that incredible grave. 
Detail of the Medusa. This is genuinely scary.


  1. Superb photos as usual.......
    Thanks for the tips about Genoa, inside information is always best.

  2. I was just there last week. I'm utterly baffled by the medusa memorial. Your pix are gorgeous!

  3. the Medusa is the symbol of death. the statue is perfect and my favourite one of them all