Östra Kyrkogården in Gothenburg, Sweden was founded in 1860 and was home to the city’s first crematorium from 1890 to 1951. Several notable artists, politicians and athletes have been interred there.
Designed by architect JH Strömberg, a Google Image search of the cemetery yields a view from above, where a viewer can admire its elegant design. Graves are plotted in two sets of concentric circles, peaking atop two hills. Grave markers range from understated tombstones to elaborately sculpted scenes gracing small family tombs.
A walk through the cemetery is more tranquil than spooky. I took these photos in October, when the winds plucked leaves from their branches and eased them toward the ground. The trees were golden and leaning, whispering their songs for the dead.
Enjoy the views. (Click to enlarge.)