dinsdag 5 juni 2012

Cemetery Staglieno Genova Italy

On holiday in Genova Italy we visited the Staglieno cemetery lying on its own mountainside. In 1804 Napoleon forbade burying in churches and towns anymore by the edict of Nantes. The design was made by Carlo Barbino, the city's architect in 1835. Work started in 1844 and the site was ready in 1851.  Here one of the many galleries filled with graves along the walls and in the floors. The details of the headstones are superb and real sculptures.

Here just one of the many many sculptures in marble. This one of a child saying farewell to his father with the name of Francesco Guiseppe Cassella. His son is called Guiseppe Stefano further details very difficult to translate not speaking italian but the word rapito somewhere on the stone means abduction.
I dedicate this post to Taphophile tragics here .

13 opmerkingen:

  1. A gallery walk of graves is an amazing sight and site!!! There is a feeling a a cathedral here! And the sculpture is so unique! I wonder what the story may be behind such a representation!

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  2. Welcome back, SC.

    Both photographs included here are just terrific, SC. The perspective in the first one blew me away upon opening your post.

    And to think that there are tombs beneath your feet as you walk along. Oh I would love to visit here. I do hope you took many many images. I would love to see more.

    That sculpture is just remarkable. Goes to the very heart of longing and missing. So well executed.

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  3. wow, what a beautiful building.
    what's nice is that this is a cemetery, and there's no chance it'll be destroyed for something else to take its place. Welcome back, SC!

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  4. Stunning pictures. Great post!

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  5. Absolutely stunning SC. Great images of such beautiful architecture.

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  6. I will be in Genoa in 12 days and am so looking forward to seeing this cemetery! Any advice on how to see it when one has so little time? :(

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  7. Excellent photos! Italy is an amazing place.

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  8. I am glad other parts of the world are more appreciating the classics. Yes, you are right; the abandoned houses (from the colonial era) are slowly being demolished to make way for the high rise !

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  9. That is some kind of descending archway!

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  10. that last pic is very pretty!!
    so sad, but beautiful...

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  11. Both shots are beautiful but the perspective on top is brilliant!

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  12. The amount of detail is staggering!

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