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Continuity (anytime - October 2019)

Iñaki Rezola

Continuity

Carsten T. Rees

Death, be not proud

Old Graveyard in Freiburg, Black Forest, Germany

September 15th 2019, 15:14 CEST

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When you walk over the Old Graveyard in Freiburg and take the path near its Eastern wall, you will see this tombstone. Sleeping on a stone there lies Caroline Christine Walter, born in 1850, who died from Tuberculosis in 1867. In her hand there is an open book, in which you could once read the first lines of a poem by Ernst Freiherr von Feuchtersleben:


Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath,
Daß man, was man am liebsten hat,
Muß scheiden; (in the original poem: Muß meiden)


It is destined in Gods council,

That you have to part from

What you love the most.


The grave was donated by Caroline’s only sister Selma Schleip, née Walter.


There is a very special story of “Continuity” about this grave: On every single day you will find fresh flowers on the grave. In the first few years after the death of Caroline Christine Walter one suspected a secret admirer of hers to bring them. But over 150 years have passed since her death and there are still fresh flowers on the grave, every day.








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