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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cimitirul Vesel:

Cimitirul Vesel - the Merry Cemetery - in Sapanta village, Maramures is filled with over 800 unique graves:

In 1935, Stan Ioan Patras began carving these oak crosses that have folk rhymes carved into the wood:

The rhymes celebrate the person's life and are often humourous:

All the crosses are painted blue, to symbolise the sky where the soul rises after death:

It is a place that celebrates life, rather than mourning the loss of it.

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