By Deb Zulawski
Blogger, artist, photographer, global traveler, and soon-to-be expat currently living in the Pacific Northwest.
There is something really special about the old cemeteries around the world, be it in Italy, France or Latin America. Behind tall protective walls, walkways separate the white washed mausoleums, ground level graves, and stone tombs, some cracked and crumbling from time. Some are graced with flowers, some old and faded, others freshly placed. Gravestones that lean from the weight of time have been carved with family names and dates to last into eternity. Broken stones, rusted wrought iron doorways hanging off their hinges sit side by side with the well maintained and freshly groomed. Photos faded from the sun, meant to honor those who have gone before, are now a dim reflection of the past. Angel statuary is strategically placed to protect those who have gone before.
A rusty gate protects the remains within.