12 of the Most Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World
You don't have to be morbidly curious to enjoy a good graveyard, author Loren Rhoads writes in her new book, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. Besides goths and genealogists, cemeteries appeal to "art lovers, amateur sociologists, birdwatchers, master gardeners, historians, hikers," and the list goes on. For many people, cemeteries have aesthetic appeal: "In addition to the fascinating stories they contain, cemeteries can be open-air sculpture parks full of one-of-a-kind artwork. They provide habitats for birds and wildlife, as well as arboretums and gardens of surprising beauty." The dozen cemeteries below—all featured in the new book—are among the most eye-catching on foreign shores.