Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Romania

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Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Romania

Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Romania

The end of things doesn't have to be a solemn affair. In the small Romanian town of Sapanta villagers have learned to maintain a sense of humor in the face of death, as the brightly colored and often amusing tombstones in the central cemetery attest to. Consider this limerick found on one of the many bright blue crosses: "Ioan Toaderu loved horses. One more thing he loved very much. To sit at a table in a bar. Next to someone else's wife." Now there's a town to toast the end of the world in.

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