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A readers gravestone.

When Caroline Walter of Freiburg, Germany died at the age of 16, her sister Selma had a sculptor cast a life size sculpture for the gravestone. Every morning since Caroline's funeral, a fresh flower was found tucked in the crook of the arm, and still is to this day. Nobody knows who leaves it. Every single morning. Except Caroline died in 1867. For 145 years, someone(s) have been leaving flowers. Now that's devotion!

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autumn dreams | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Monumental Cemetery, Milan: Angel from the stars. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Burial monument at Staglieno Cemetery | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Rest in peace

Angel of Grief | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Il Padre | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"Her eyes are underneath the ground."

tomba Celle (Giulio Monteverde), Staglieno, Genova | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Monumental Cemetery, Milan: Why do you leave me wanting more? | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Stagliano.

La porta dell'aldilà | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Child in Wolf Cloak | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Celtic Crosses at Glasnevin Cemetary | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

cemetery B19 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Scottish gravestone, Holy Rood Stirlingshire. Photo credit: © R.P. McIntosh 2009

old taos cemetery, new mexico

now THAT is getting the last word - someone really didn't like him

unbelievable gravestones

Highgate Cemetery, London

Wonderful.

Grave of Sophia K. Afentakis Birth: 1860 Death: Dec. 17, 1878 This girl died at the age of eighteen, but little else seems to be known about her. The sculpture is by Giannoulis Halepis (1851-1938), one of Greece's most famous sculptors. Every day, a flower is placed in her right hand.)

The Wigglesworth cradle and other monuments to children serve as a reminder of how common child mortality was during the nineteenth century. Karen Marlene Larsen