Travel Photo – Domes of the dead

As I passed through Kazakhstan from the south to the north I noticed the extraordinary graveyards all over the country. They build large and colourful domes in stead of the traditional tombstone. One guide I met told me that traditionally these domes where built in a readily degradable stone material so that the graves disappeared  within a certain amount of time, and they could build new graves on the same ground. Nowdays rich people build the large and highly decorated domes in concrete, and the result is huge graveyards with clolorful architectural treasures spotted all over Kazakhstan.

 

About the Author Elin

I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.

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