September 13, 2009

Sapanta - Merry Cemetery

I always wanted to see this place I visited this sunday and since I came to this part of Romania, Maramures...well there are still a lot of beautiful spots to visit I present you : Sapanta's "Merry Cemetery" .
- is known throughout the world due to the talents of the local sculptor, poet and painter Ion Stan Patras. During his lifetime, he created a great number of grave markers which are painted in distinctive "Sapanta Blue" and visually depict the deceased along with an often humorous poem about their lives, habits, personalities and how they died. Ion's intention was to create a place of celebration for the loved ones. He ended up creating one of the most visited attractions in Romania, as well as a truly unique site in the world. Probably the only cemetery in the world where you can smile...

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