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One of the things we “enjoy” doing when we explore a city is to visit a cemetery.  On the surface, this may sound strange, but each time we do this, we find some really interesting things.

Heitaniemi cemetery, Helsinki, FinlandCemeteries can tell us a great deal about a society, if we listen and look.

Heitaniemi cemetery, Helsinki, FinlandIn the case of this cemetery, it tells us a great deal.  The cemetery sits right next to the water and the grounds are well-kept.  People walk the path that goes next to the water and the cemetery.

Heitaniemi cemetery, Helsinki, FinlandYou find some interesting monuments, gravestone, and more.

Heitaniemi cemetery, Helsinki, FinlandThe gravestones are well maintained, even the older ones.

Heitaniemi cemetery, Helsinki, FinlandBut I think the most fascinating things are the statues in the cemetery.

Heitaniemi cemetery, Helsinki, FinlandThey almost give the cemetery a sense of life and movement.

Up next: More images from the cemetery – some VIPs and a wreath laying ceremony that we were fortunate enough to see.