By rogier64

Weeping Willow/2

Another blip of a Weeping Willow. I really like this tree, already as a kid. I think they are majestic and mysterious at the same time. Big branches growing to the sky, but young branches hanging to the ground.
This one is standing, so appropriate, at the entrance of the Ooster Begraafplaats (Amsterdam), a cemetery.
In 1884 it opened in the polders of the then independent municipality Watergraafsmeer. The site, purchased in 1888 by the city of Amsterdam, was 16 acres and offering all the possibilities for expansion.

For the construction of this cemetry a competition was issued. It was won by landscape architect Leonard Anthony Springer. The design of his hand, in the form of a landscaped park, is still largely intact. The buildings in the cemetery were designed by city architect A. W. Weissman, who was also responsible for the Stedelijk Museum. The buildings are in classical style.
At the Ooster Begraafplaats you can also find the Funeral Museum.

Another Weeping Willow

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