Gent (Flanders) - Campo Santo graveyard - part 1

by Björn Roose March. 19, 2019 455 views

I've taken you to a number of graveyards before. The Schoonselhof in Antwerp (here), Kerepesi temető in Budapest (here and here), the graveyards of Veenhuizen and Anloo in The Netherlands (here and here), the cemetery of Warwick in England (here), and most recently the enormous military graveyard of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire in France (here, here, here and here).

So, it's probably not totally unexpected I'll be showing you a number of photos from my visit to Campo Santo graveyard ("campo santo" means cemetery in Italian and Spanish) in Ghent last year. It has been declared a historical monument by the government and is especially known as the burial site for a number of famous artists, nobility and politicans from Ghent and the province of East-Flanders in general.

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Laurie Madsen 7 months ago

Nice set Bjorn!

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Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 7 months ago

Thanks, Laurie smile

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Russell Smith 7 months ago

#5 I am curious to see if the same reason as here in the states the old graves were raised like this. Here in the southern states the graves while burried were raised like these to prevent the coffins from floating to the surface when the inevitable floods would come. Is the reasoning the same there?

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Björn Roose Replied to Russell Smith 7 months ago

I honestly have no idea, Russell. Never even thought about it actually ...

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Bob Rosenberg 7 months ago

You've probably seen the one posting I made here using my drone.  Before I got into photography a couple of months ago, I was really getting into videography using that drone.  I did a video of a few interesting places here in San Jose, California.  Two of those places were cemeteries.  I thought you might enjoy the video:

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 7 months ago

I did indeed see it smile The gated graves... I've seen them on graveyard here too, but bever that much. Looks bizarre, as if they dead would escape ...

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