The Columbarium is only 3 miles down Geary Street from Union Square, but it's a totally different experience. Instead of tourists and street performers, you'll discover a jewel-like building dedicated to honoring loved ones with displays of their urns and treasured possessions. The "residents" represent the wonderful diversity that has always been San Francisco. Asians are in niches next to those with Italian or Irish last names. Some displays include the urns of both grandparents and grandchildren. While the site is dedicated to the dead, it celebrates their lives by showcasing the little "treasures" of their living past along with their urns. Pictures of pets and Giants badges are as common as wedding pictures and military insignia. The overall impact is one of optimism and respect rather than of loss.
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