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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Death of a cemetery

Sad news comes today for the family and fans of the “Autofriedhof”: the site must be cleared. Here’s an article about the closure, which I’ve translated from the German article at the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”.

Auto Cemetery, Kaufdorf, Switzerland

The Autofriedhof (car cemetery) is an extraordinary collection of rotting cars, dumped by a spare parts salesman on land behind his workshops since the 1930s in Kaufdorf, between Thun and Bern. The cars, in varying stages of decomposition, have remained untouched since they were abandoned in the woods and are now mainly collapsed hulks. Theā€¦ (Read More)