My photos were taken on the Cathedral Cemetery in Naumburg, a city in the German state of Thuringia a world Heritage site of UNESCO. Nearly all visitors to the city restrict themselves to a visit of the most impressive medieval cathedral and perhaps a walk in the beautiful old town. However there's another most impressive and atmospheric place there the cathedral cemetery.
It most probably was created in the middle of 16th century when first high dignitaries of the cathedral chaper were buried here. Since the beginning of 20th century its importance declined and the last funerals here took place in the fifties.
I seldom entered such an enclosed peaceful, dignified and secluded place amidst a city a place of contemplation. Nearly all here was covered by ivy and each of the former dignitaries now only is a dead, one of hundreds
The fog that day in addition helped to make this place something special.
In complementary photo you can see some of the last gravestones which have been erected here, gravestones of nobles. Some day they also will be covered by ivy ...