Tuesday, February 2, 2010

33/365: Winter Cemetery

33/365: Winter Cemetery
33/365: Winter Cemetery, originally uploaded by Magic Madzik.
February 2nd

The Mania Cemetary (Cmentarz na Mani) takes its name not from an emotional disorder but from the nearby neighbourhood of Mania. I am not clear on the origins of that one, though. It is surrounded by the remains of Lodz's ancient woodland, most of which is now part of the Zdrowie park complex. The cemetery was founded in 1915 out of necessity, as the nearby Old Cemetery had been filled by 1888, leaving no burial ground in that part of town.

I took this photo from the second floor of a factory building which now houses, among other things, looms, a skate park, and a film studio where a lot of people I know are working right now, but I don't think I can tell you exactly what they're doing. ;) In any case I climbed on the windowsill for a picture, and Linlen drew a sketch of me and my camera.

You should have a look at Linlen's Monsters, by the way, they're the cutest thing. I discovered them a few weeks ago and never even realised I knew the person responsible!

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