This cemetery in Helsinki is a stunner.
You get a little taste of it here but the picture doesn't really do it justice. It is FILLED with large trees. And I mean jammed. There was overhead canopy wherever you went. And this in a near-Arctic climate let alone our stinking hot place!
As a result of all this beauty the place was being used by joggers, walkers and those just wanting a place to sit and think.
It's a no-brainer that cemeteries should be used this way. In our increasingly crowded cities, every square inch of them needs to work hard - even the places of the dead.
I know you're probably sick of me saying it, but you know what the key to making it work is, don't you?