This aerial view of the Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem shows the Necropolis juxtaposed to the 'Biopolis'. Here architecture manipulates space by encircling the dead, delimitating grief, curbing sorrow and fear in physical boundaries, as if this would also limit death itself. We then live our lives pretending that death is a phenomenon restricted inside the cemetery walls. I don't see it, therefore it does not exist.
We are used to turning a faucet and get running water, but procuring water in the Chand Baori stepped well in Rajastan must have been a totally different experience, weaving layers of history and various facets of life - ceremonial, social, physical, spiritual. The modern era cancelled the metaphysical layers, favoring physical wellbeing and 'despiritualizing' life. Can it last long?