Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mihai's Seventh Post

NIKKI IN ROMANIA (VII) - The Merry Cemetery from Sapanta

One village from Northern Romania, right on the border with Ukraine, its famous for its very unusual cemetery. This is known as "The Merry Cemetery" because all tombstones are painted in vivid colors, including images and naive poems written by the person who's buried underneath, describing what they considered important about their life. Its a funny place to visit and is the only cemetery I know where living people needs to pay a tax in order to enter (about $1) LOL In the other cemeteries from Romania the tax is paid for dead persons entering the cemetery... and I believe is much bigger LOL. You can see some images I took with Nikki at my recent visit in Sapanta's Merry Cemetery! Enjoy!

 Some visitors:

 An older cross... is not painted but carved...

 and a detail

An older grave that does not respect the rule.

Last but not the least... this grave belong to someone who was very proud of his love for the Communist Party... He speaks about that and he is painted handling the badge of that times, containing the sickle and the hammer... LOL


No comments:

Post a Comment