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Autumn at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge (2)

It was cold today, the wind howling, the leaves wild, and the Mount Auburn Cemetery crowded with pedestrians and cars and performers and singers and warblers.  119 more words

Ordinary Places

Pinwheels and Tombstones

I have been a lifelong cemetery tourist, seeking out grand historic resting places, as well as obscure little graveyards, in which to wander. In 2012, I took this curious avocation to its next logical step, becoming a certified volunteer tour guide at Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. 1,086 more words

Fort Stevens Military Cemetery - Established 1868

The historic Fort Stevens Post Cemetery includes some of the oldest surviving gravestones in the county.

Established in May 1868 –  Private August Stahlberger, member of Battery “C,” 2nd US Artillery was the burial at the cemetery.   322 more words

Oregon

A View of the Past

This photo inspires much thought for me. I daydream about who walked along the cobblestone road to visit their departed years ago. I wonder about the people who made the road and what they looked like. 452 more words

Self-Portrait at Laurel Hill Cemetery on my 49th Birthday-June 2, 2014

“A dreaded sunny day/so I meet you at the cemetry gates/Keats and Yates are on your side”
“Cemetry Gates”-The Smiths (lyrics by Morrissey)

Some people might find the idea of a self-portrait taken in a cemetery on one’s birthday to be depressing. 174 more words

Photography

DETROIT: Mt. Elliott

A cemetery can tell you the story of a city; where residents came from, who was rich, how streets got their names, it can be fascinating stuff. 1,084 more words

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