Magnificent Mosaic Rug On Rudolf Nureyev's Grave
Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century, died on January 6, 1993. He is buried in Russian cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois close to Paris. In 1996 his friends and admirers built a beautiful memorial to him in the shape and colors of the Oriental kilim rugs which Nureyev loved to carry with him. The carpet, designed by his artist friend Ezio Frigerio, is made of mosaic tiles of several shades of red, blue and gold. #cemetery #grave #memorial #mytumblr
Please Don't Eat the Library Paste
I'm not making this up. This gravestone marker is from the Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery in Goldfield, Nevada. It marks the grave of the "Unknown Library Paste Man" who was a starving vagrant who dug up a tub of library paste out of the trash and consumed enough to be a lethal dose. In addition to the flour and water, the paste contained small amounts of alum, which is poisonous when consumed in large doses. Kids: Put down the library paste!