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Rome: Cimitero Acattolico per gli Stranieri (June 2002)

At the edges of ancient Rome lies the Cimitero Acattolico per gli Stranieri, the cemetery for those of some other than the Catholic faith, or no faith at all, many of them strangers whose life happened to end in Rome. Here are the graves of Keats and Shelley, Antonio Gramsci and Julius August Walter von Goethe (identified only as “Goethe Filius” on his headstone). The area next to the pyramid of Gaius Cestius is also a cat sanctuary where stray cats are fed, vaccinated and sterilized by a group of cat-loving volunteers. (Camera used: Fuji FinePix 6900)