Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Meža Kapi - Forest Cemetery

We visited the forest cemetery in Riga on this May 1st holiday. It looks like a great place to rest after you die. It's a grand setting for a cemetery with each grave serving as its own little garden tended to by their loved ones. There's a big military memorial cemetery which was grand in a different way with the Mother Latvia monument and eternal flame.

the camera didn't pick up the eternal flame but it was burning

Janis is still a popular first name and here's 3 soldiers named Janis who died in 1917

unknown or nameless

not all graves are well taken care of but there's still nature's beauty all around as decoration

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