Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cemetery of the Week #30: the San Francisco Columbarium

Neptune Society Columbarium 1 Loraine Court San Francisco, CA 94118-4216 Telephone: (415) 771-0717 Founded: 1898 Years of Use: 1898 – present Number of interments: 8500 or so Open: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Spectacular stained glass windows adorn the Neptune Society’s San Francisco Columbarium.  I particularly like this one, since it combines regular leaded glass, painting on glass, and glass layered to make special lighting effects. The guardian angel (the larger figure with … Continue reading

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Recording the graves at Arlington

After recent scandals in which graves have been misidentified at Arlington National Cemetery, members of the Old Guard are photographing every single headstone.

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What cemeteries have you visited on vacation?

As a product of the classic American childhood road trip, I’m curious to know which cemeteries you’ve visited on vacation.  Please check all that apply. Feel free to add anything I’ve missed in the comments. Thanks!

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Cemetery of the Week #29: the Roman Pantheon

The Pantheon Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy Telephone: +39 06 68300230 Established: 27 BC Number of Interments: 5 Open: Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s … Continue reading

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