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20 Cemeteries Around The World That Show Eternal Beauty

20 Cemeteries Around The World That Show Eternal Beauty

Most people don’t associate the word beauty with cemetery. Yet, these beautiful cemeteries will be among some of the many that will come to haunt your soul. While perusing a cemetery may seem morbid to some, the reality is that a cemetery can reveal the history and the culture of a place. From the plain to the beautiful to the downright bizarre, these cemeteries have it all.

1. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    This is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans and is completely free to visit. The cemetery houses its dead above ground. Many believe, the internments above ground is due to the cemetery’s location at below sea level.

    2. Pere-Lachaise, Paris, France

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      Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde are buried here in one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. Parisians are said to jog through the winding paths.

      3. Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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        This beautiful cemetery is located in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. The cemetery houses the beautifully famous Evita Peron.

        4. Highgate Cemetery, London, England

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          Highgate has an eerie feeling with the overgrown ivy taking over the graves. It was rumored to have housed a vampire in the 1970’s.

          5. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

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            The cemetery overlooks Manhattan. It was a site for battle during the Revolutionary War.

            6. Cementerio General, Santiago, Chile

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              This beautiful cemetery is one of the largest in all of South America. At least 172 people interred at the Cementerio are prominent in Chilean history.

              7. Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Romania

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                The cemetery is an open-air museum, as well as, a national monument. Many of the graves are filled with funny epitaphs.

                8. Waverly Cemetery, Sydney, Australia

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                  Set against the sea, this beautiful cemetery was featured in the film, The Great Gatsby.

                  9. Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Russia

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                    Russia’s poets, writers musicians, and more have their resting place here. If you don’t speak Russian, an interpreter is not hard to find.

                    10. Xoxocotlan Cemetery, Oaxaca, Mexico

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                      This cemetery is the place to be when the Day of The Dead is celebrated, October 31-November 2. The atmosphere is very festive, as families celebrate their ancestors.

                      11. Central Cemetery, Vienna

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                        One of the largest cemeteries in Europe. And the most famous in Vienna.

                        12. Bonaventure, Savannah, Georgia

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                          Bonaventure cemetery was the location for the novel and the movie, Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil.

                          13. Cemetery of Punta Arenas, Chile

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                            The cemetery of Punta Arenas is located in the city of the same name in Chile. It became a national monument of Chile in 2012.

                            14. Woodlawn Cemetery, New York

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                              In this beautiful cemetery the Annie Bliss Titanic Memorial is housed and the cemetery has been named an historical monument.

                              15. Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California

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                                Forest Lawn is tucked away in the hills of Hollywood. This beautiful cemetery has hundreds of celebrities interred and has several monuments.

                                16. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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                                  Mount Aubrey Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts was founded in 1831. It is famous for its outstanding statues and decorations.

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                                  17. Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic
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                                    The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague was named one of the most beautiful cemeteries by The National Geographic.

                                    18. Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

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                                      Lone Fir was founded in 1846. The cemetery is persevered as a National Historic Sight.

                                      19. Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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                                        Arlington National Cemetery was once the backyard of Robert E. Lee. The tomb of the unknowns is only one of the many memorials to the fallen at Arlington.

                                        20. Bellefontaine Cemetery, St Louis, Cemetery

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                                          The Bellefontaine cemetery is home to a number of archaeological monuments and is considered an Historic place.

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                                          How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                          How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                          As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                                          “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                                          When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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                                          Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                                          We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

                                          But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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                                          So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

                                          It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

                                          1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                                          Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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                                          2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                                          This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                                          You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

                                          3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                                          This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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                                          4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                                          How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

                                          So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                                          If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                                          And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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