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Dead Flowers, Faded Beads, Vampires & Ghosts


I thought that I’d take you on a tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. At least, I’ll show you a few details as I saw them. 388 more words

Ray Laskowitz

A matter of delicacy

This is the fine painted alabaster tomb of ‘The Poet Earl’. Erected in 1614 it is the funereal monument for Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey and his wife, Frances, the Countess of Surrey. 522 more words

Art History

Jason's Tomb (2nd Temple Period)

Jason’s tomb is a beautiful funeral monument from the late Hellenistic – early Roman period. It was the tomb of a high priestly family that was forced out of Jerusalem in 172 B.C. 212 more words

Places In Israel

Under the Tuscan Sun(day)

Ciao from my new home valley for the next few months! We’re officially in the Tuscan Valley, and we’re here to stay for the rest of our adventures this week. 1,271 more words


Calm and Quiet amid the Chaos: The Protestant Cemetary

Rome is a nutty city. The drivers are wild (though with their own certain logic), the store/museum/church/restaurant hours are variable and unreliable, the public transit is a lost cause. 544 more words

Places And Things (Nouns Are Fun!)

The Outing

I’m not really a fan of sightseeing, show me the local markets and I’m hooked. There is something so therapeutic about shopping, one can find many articles over the world wide web standing testament to this fact but most speak of ‘retail therapy’. 676 more words


Make the most of it - Discover Your Island - Newgrange & Knowth, Marble Arch Caves....

The famous St Augustine quote goes something along the lines of “The Worlds a book, and those who do not travel read only a page… 892 more words