July 17, 2010

Family Plot

Östra Kyrkogården, Malmö.
On Wednesday night I attended a lecture on Malmö architecture in 1969, as part of the 'Murder at the Savoy' exhibition. While my extremely limited Swedish hindered complete comprehension, some stunning slides provided adequate interest throughout the talk, and prompted a cycle excursion to the Eastern Cemetary (Östra Kyrkogården) the following day, seeking out the "only building architecture students bothered to look at in Malmö" - blomsterkiosken, 'the flower shop', designed by prominent Swedish cemetary architect, Sigurd Lewerentz.
Aside from the moderist architecture, the landscaping, hedge rows and chapels potrayed afterlife as serene perfection. Sign me up for a family plot.

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