|Dusk at the South Cemetery in Nürnberg|
|My pine-cone pixie from Christmas 2012 and today's flowers hanging side-by-side|
All Hallows' – The Day
of the Dead
wanted to get out of the house about lunchtime, the time when I knew there would
be lots of people travelling on public transport to pay their respects to
deceased loved ones in the cemeteries on all sides of the city.
course, by the time that I had breakfasted late, done the washing up, cleaned the floors
and tidied away several piles of books, it was late afternoon. I was going to
say getting dark but it was dark all day, that November greyness that arrived on
this the first day of the month, after weeks of autumn sunshine.
at the cemetery I was glad that I had left it so late to take my flowers because,
although the evening was getting cold, the atmosphere was lovely. This
atmosphere was set by the red, twinkling graveside lanterns and the stillness that
lay upon the place despite its many visitors.
sit on my favourite bench and a walk amongst the huge trees, to soak up a bit
more of the atmosphere and to take a few photographs, I made my way home by tram.
An extra treat
delighted while waiting for the tram to hear an unfamiliar yet recognisable
sound. This old-timer came trundling by with a private party taking place on
I went for a walk last week in the most
famous of Nürnberg’s cemeteries, the place where Albrecht Dürer, Adam
Kraft, Veit Stoß and other well known local people are buried.
I try to go every year
I take roses for my old friend to share with my
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