Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Meiringen, Part Three

Meiringen Cemetery

August 2007

Another installment of photos from my afternoon in Meiringen.  Several of the markers are like this one:  wooden, house-shaped, with a sloped roof-like attachment.  The roof is covered with tin or copper, to protect from the elements. 

I love the look of these cemetery "gardens."  They are colorful, each with an individual, somewhat overgrown look.  On closer inspection, though, you can tell each is frequently and lovingly tended. 

Many have a little statue or ornament, for example of a cat or dog, that must have been a favorite of the deceased.  Perhaps the statue is of something they liked to collect during their lifetime.  

Notice the little gnome down in from of the garden in the second photo.  


  1. I believe that is one of the prettiest cemeteries I've ever seen!

  2. Wow! Swiss cemeteries are very lovingly cared for, aren't they? They beautiful!