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.
Today, the USA funeral industry is worth $17 billion ($). Businesses are innovating on traditional practices and more people are taking control of how they wish to die and be buried — in unconventional, surprising and even extraterrestrial ways.
On 1 August Mitcham Council approved the planning application for the development of a café at Centennial Park. The architects will now prepare detailed plans and construction is expected to begin later this year.
Have you thought about what will happen to your body after you die? Nationally there has been increased demand for natural and eco burials from families looking for an environmentally friendly option for their loved one.
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.
It's the largest cemetery in the world, said to have been providing for daily burials for over 1,400 years. Wadi-us-Salaam, which translates as 'Valley of Peace', is an Islamic cemetery located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres (601.16 ha; 6.01 km2; 2.32 sq mi) and contains tens of millions of bodies. It also attracts millions of pilgrims annually.
West Auckland may be better associated with black sand beaches and bogans that spring blooms, but Waikumete Cemetery - New Zealand's largest - is said to have one of the best collections of South African wildflowers - the "jewels of the veld" - outside South Africa. Initially planted atop graves of South African migrants, the baby pink angel's trumpets, bright orange tritonia, blue and purple baboon flowers, white chincherinchee and multi-hued African corn lilies now pop up all over the place between September and December.