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Life After Death

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Death is terrifying. The idea of becoming obsolete, ceasing to exist, is not a pleasant thought. We die, we’re buried and we can only hope to live through the memories of those who knew us well. Cemeteries reflect this ideology perfectly. While each cemetery is unique in its own sense there is unmistakably a common thread winding through them all, they are places to go and grieve. But how often do people actually visit cemeteries? And what becomes of the grave when those who remember die? Cemeteries are dead spaces for dead people. Continue reading

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Killing Time at Copenhagen’s Assistens Cemetery

Once the weather warms up and the sun comes out from its hiding place behind the clouds, an interesting thing happens in Copenhagen – the population seems to nearly triple. People and animals alike come out of hibernation and clamber for a patch of shady green grass.

From the popular sunbathers oasis that is Frederiksberg Gardens to the expansive Fælledparken, there are many places in the city for sun-seekers to occupy. However, a more modest location proves to be an unexpected hit amongst the sun starved. North American cemeteries are not overly inviting, but the Assistens Cemetery located in the trendy Nørrebro neighbourhood is unusually welcoming for a cemetery.

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