Last summer, when in Estonia’s seaside town Haapsalu, I found an old cemetery for a little stroll.
Apparently in 1773, the lady of the Uuemõisa Manor – Mrs Barbara von Richter – donated a piece of land for the use of the Haapsalu Lutheran church.
The donated plot was located in a field far from the buildings of the town of Haapsalu.
The cemetery was built on this field on August 6th, 1773.
Later, in the 19th – 20th century, the fields between the cemetery and the town were divided into plots for housing.
Compared to London’s Highgate, this cemetery is quite unpretentious.
It was very peaceful – there wasn’t anyone around.
An Estonian poet and writer, Ernst Enno (1875-1934), is buried here but I did not spot his grave.
These graves seem to be quite tiny and closer inspection tells you that they are for babies.
As I was leaving, I spotted some beetles going about their day.
Do you like visiting cemeteries?