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Antakalnis Cemetery 5

 

Part of the musicians' section of the cemetery - in the foreground the grave of Bronius Budriunas - composer, organist, choral leader, who moved to the USA, working in Chicago, and died there.  His remains were later transported to Lithuania and buried here.  As one can see, there is no standard headstone!  I was visiting here because the graves of my colleague's mother and father are here. Her mother was a leading theatre director, and her father, a poet.

 

Antakalnis Cemetery 5

 

Part of the musicians' section of the cemetery - in the foreground the grave of Bronius Budriunas - composer, organist, choral leader, who moved to the USA, working in Chicago, and died there.  His remains were later transported to Lithuania and buried here.  As one can see, there is no standard headstone!  I was visiting here because the graves of my colleague's mother and father are here. Her mother was a leading theatre director, and her father, a poet.

 

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 20 May 2017, 03:36
This cemetery benefits from a fair amount of TLC, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It does indeed, Ray - unlike many in the uk!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 May 2017, 06:00
Military headstones are all identical but musicians and artists, well - they should be different
Tom Wilson: Indeed - there's a great variety
I love this - yes, artists should be different!
Tom Wilson: They should, and are!
Did you find their graves Tom?
Tom Wilson: Oh yes, Elena's mother died only recently at 92! and her father in, I think, 2011 - so their location was well known.
I like very much that the stones are all unique.
Tom Wilson: It certainly lends variety to the scene. In another area, there are the graves of Polish soldiers who died in 1919-1920 and they are all identical, and somehow more affecting, spread in rows among the trees.

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