Funeral Traditions in Azerbaijan - Funeral services in Azerbaijan are exquisite ceremonies, which often cost well over US 1,000 dollars. This is a major problem for a country with an average annual per capita GDP of approximately US 3 000 dollars
This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thro'. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from heaven's open door And I can't feel at home in this world anymore. O Lord, you know I have no friend like you If heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do? The angels beckon me from heaven's open door And I can't feel at home in this world anymore. (This World is not my Home)
Funeral Traditions: Austria - Opened in 1874, Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria is the second largest cemetery in Europe. It spans 2.4 square kilometres with 3.3 million interred there including such notables as Beethoven, Schubert and Johannes Brahms
"Well, I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now, I'm gonna make it to Heaven somehow, Though the Devil tempts me and tries to turn me around. He's offered everything that's got a name, All the wealth I want and worldly fame, But if I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now."
Lithuania's Haunting Hill of Crosses ~ Outside the city of Šiauliai, Lithuania, there's an area covered with an estimated 55,000 crosses. They are memorials to Lithuanian patriots who died in campaign after campaign to free the nation from various occupying forces. The crosses have been bulldozed several times, but spring back starting immediately afterward.