© | Dror Bar-Natan's Image Gallery: Jerusalem:
Dodecahedral Housing in Ramot
Mount Zion

Jerusalem's skyline, the road to Tel Aviv and Har HaMenuhot cemetery

Har HaMenuhot is ugly
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Seen from Mevaseret Zion, November 2000

Oh, isn't it ugly? These two hills over the road used to be a forest, one of the few green areas in Jerusalem. Why do we bury our dead, permanently taking away land that could have had better uses? And if we really must have cemeteries, why so ugly?

Where there is a practical monopoly, it produces an ugly output. It could be different:

A cemetery south of SF
A nothing-special cemetery at Colma, little south of San Francisco, August 2000.