Friday, February 29, 2008
Day of the Dead
Perhaps its because of the massive loss of life during the wars, but Poland goes to great lengths to honor their dead.
In October, an official holiday honoring the dead is declared and the cemetaries are filled to overflowing with people lighting candles and placing flowers on the graves. By evening, when the sun goes down, the sky is lit up with an eerie glow from the flickering candles. No grave is ignored or forgotten. These pictures were taken at the Warsaw Uprising Cemeterywhere thousands of civilians, women and children were killed and thrown into mass graves. A sight we will always remember.