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Rasos cemetery chapel

 

Not the same cemetery as I've shown previously.  This is from Wikipedia:

 

"Rasos Cemetery (Lithuanian: Rasų kapinės, Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie w Wilnie, Belarusian: Могілкі Росы) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is named after the Rasos district where it is located. It is separated into two parts, the old and the new cemeteries, by a narrow Sukilėliai Street. The total area is 10.8 ha. Since 1990 new burials are allowed only to family graves."

 

The cemetery has not been fully restored yet, unlike the Antakanis cemetery, which is very well looked after.

 

Rasos cemetery chapel

 

Not the same cemetery as I've shown previously.  This is from Wikipedia:

 

"Rasos Cemetery (Lithuanian: Rasų kapinės, Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie w Wilnie, Belarusian: Могілкі Росы) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is named after the Rasos district where it is located. It is separated into two parts, the old and the new cemeteries, by a narrow Sukilėliai Street. The total area is 10.8 ha. Since 1990 new burials are allowed only to family graves."

 

The cemetery has not been fully restored yet, unlike the Antakanis cemetery, which is very well looked after.

 

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Oct 2017, 00:30
The portal is very clean and pleasing, Tom.
Tom Wilson: I thought of it as a kind of Art Dec Gothic, Ray smile
Since I love visiting old cemeteries, Tom, I would definitely want to see this one, if I were there.
Tom Wilson: Well - if you have Vilnius on your bucket list, it will be easy to find, Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Oct 2017, 06:15
The cemetery chapel is very pleasing, Tom
Tom Wilson: Nicely restored.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Oct 2017, 06:26
I like the colours they have chosen to decorate this building.
Tom Wilson: I think of it as a kind of Art Deco Gothic - as I said to Ray smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Oct 2017, 06:36
A real contrast to those elaborate cathedral type buildings Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed!
The terracotta colour is very attractive Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, lifts the building in rather broken down surroundings.
That is a lovely entrance to teh side chapel, and a fine looking sculpture on the side.
Tom Wilson: Some of Lithuania's finest sculptors did funerary work.
I love the paint style there.
Tom Wilson: Rather nice and refreshing, isn't it - must lift the gloom of a funeral, although only members of families already interred here can be buried here.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Oct 2017, 21:52
An interesting concept, to have a cemetery chapel. I guess that as the number of burials are on the decline, the chapel is not so much in use. Pity, it looks a picturesque building.

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