Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jilted

At first glance this might look like another “Saving Grace” or surrogate mourning figure.  But the details of  Herman Luyties’ (1871-1921) monument in the famed Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis is far more interesting than mere graveyard symbolism.  This bodacious … Continue reading

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Willow Tree and Obelisk

Last summer on the drive to our vacation in Yosemite, we stopped for a drink at Jamba Juice.  Next to the shop is a small cemetery, the Oak Hill Cemetery.  The churchyard is meticulously kept.  As I strolled through the … Continue reading

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Prepare for Death

During the last trip I made to Atlanta, I was able to visit the historic Oakland Cemetery.  When I spotted the tombstone I snapped this photo.  It caught my eye for two reasons.  First of all, it contains one of … Continue reading

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Saving Graces

In his book, Saving Graces, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1995, David Robinson has taken pictures of mourning figures from some of the most beautiful and famous cemeteries in Europe, including Pere Lachaise in Paris and Monumentale … Continue reading

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