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Mortonhall Crematorium - a virtual tour

The Mortonhall Crematorium in a multi-denominational crematorium in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is an example of Basil Spence's post-war expressionist style. Opened in 1967, the crematorium is set in mature woodland and is a Category A listed building. A walled memorial garden opened there in December 2015.

Seppelt Family Mausoleum, Barossa Valley, South Australia

A pivotal part of South Australia's  Barossa Valley history, the Seppelt's family mausoleum is a tribute to the part the Seppelt family played in the Barossa wine history. The Seppelt’s family mausoleum, built in 1927,  is open to the public.  If you’re in the area or travelling past it is definitely worth a visit.

De Nieuwe Ooster cemetery, Amsterdam

The  De Nieuwe Ooster cemetery and crematorium in Amsterdam is by far the largest cemetery in the Netherlands. Measuring 33 Ha and containing over 28,000 graves, it was built in three phases, in 1889, 1915 and 1928. In the 117 years of its existence, it has undergone many changes. In 2001 a process of renovation and transformation process was started. Since 2003 it has been a national monument.

Gol Gumbaz - 17th Century Mausoleum

Gol Gumbaz

Atlas Obscura recently featured an artilce on domes. One that caught our eye is Gol Gumbaz, a fabulously imposing structure, towering 51 meters above the surrounding city of Vijayapura and representing one of the most important examples of late-medieval Indo-Islamic architecture. Meaning “circular dome”, it is appropriate that this mausoleum is most famous for its massive crowning feature — which is not only architecturally impressive, but also houses a sonic funhouse.

The Great Southern Memorial Park and Crematorium, QLD

Owned and operated by Invocare, the Great Southern Memorial Park is  located at Carbrook to serve  Brisbane, Logan, Redlands and South-East Queensland.  Situated on eight hectares of gardens, we have a 90-seat chapel, arrangement rooms, cemetery, crematorium, refreshment options and landscaped memorial gardens.

Gerringong Cemetery NSW

As far as picturesque cemeteries go, Gerringong is about as good as it gets. Sitting on the Boat Harbour Reserve on the eastern edge of the town on the New South Wales South Coast, the cemetery has a stunning view of the coastline looking south, as well as a good view of the green mountains to the west.

Atlas Obscura: Kyiv Crematorium

The incineration of bodies was a controversial topic in Ukraine in the 1960s, after the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II and particularly the Nazi massacre at Babi Yar. The topic had just started to be discussed publicly when this odd-shaped neomodernist concrete crematorium was built in Kyiv.

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