In a lovely morning when we were in Tasiilaq, a small town in eastern Greenland, we signed up for a walking trip to look at the landscape and flora of Greenland. As we walked away from the town into the wilderness, we saw this graveyard.
Most of the graveyards we’ve seen were mainly lines of tombstones in a large garden area, perhaps with a cathedral beside it. This one was really special. It was “built” right in the middle of nowhere and the “tombstones” were just simple white crosses made of wood. I did not look at them very closely but from what I saw from a distance, the crosses did not look like there were names on it. Last but not least, there were lots of colourful flowers around the crosses, giving a very nice contrast to the white crosses. Normally graveyards give people a spooky feeling but this one gave me peace.
The weather in that morning was very good. Light traces of clouds were everywhere but they did not block the blue sky. As we approached the graveyards, we felt like leaving the busy human world into a peaceful natural realm. It was really a nice walk.