Monument much?

On a recent visit to a cemetery I came upon this mausoleum. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and believe that they had a connection to Egypt or the ancient world. A quick search came up with the fact that the man buried here with his wife was a native of Heidelberg, emigrated to the US where he bought several large breweries, and sold these to return to his native town towards the end of his life. He died in 1912. The memorial is impressive (if verging on kitsch) but I can’t help thinking that it doesn’t serve the memory of the actual man (or in a perverse way, maybe it does).

Linked to A Photo a Week: Memorial.

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