Monday, November 16, 2009

Bring us your dead

Latvian Cemeteries Council chairman Vilnis Bituminieks yesterday offered ‘cemetery tourism’ to Latvia, according to Cas. Said Bituminieks, "Tourists are attracted by famous people, whether they’re live or dead." Cas opines that the idea has merit. It writes that many European cities boast graves of the famous and historically important. Unfortunately, it says, Riga isn’t one of them. Instead, it suggests Riga offer to buy the remains of stars, harlets and politicians from countries where they are noteworthy, and then bury them under the Saiema (Latvia's parliament) building, where little of interest happens now anyway.

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