Friday, April 24, 2009


This photo of a wreath was taken on the last day of 2008 at Holmens Cemetery in Copenhagen. It's tradition to place a wreath or buoquet on the grave of a missed relative during the holidays.

Holmen's Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Copenhagen still in use. The cemetery was originally used as a cemetery by the Navy for poor sailors, but is now open for anyone in the parish of Holmen's Church. The cemetery also have a number of monuments to the fallen of sea battles, among them the fallen from the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801.

Among celebrities buried here are the poet Johan Ludvig Heiberg, the composer H.C. Lumbye and the author Dea Trier Mørch.