Monthly Archives: August 2012

An illustrated exploration of Lower Michigan’s many graveyards

Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground by Richard Bak My rating: 5 of 5 stars This beautiful collection combines historic photographs with modern black-and-white photos of cemeteries in Detroit and the surrounding cities, ranging as far abroad as Royal Oak and Ypsilanti. … Continue reading

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Win a copy of the Cemetery Travels Notebook

Just a reminder:  I’m giving away another copy of the Cemetery Travels Notebook, in which you can keep your own cemetery adventure notes.  To enter to win, you only need to tell me what graveyards you’ve visited on vacation this … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #73: Woodmere Cemetery

Woodmere Cemetery 9400 W Fort Street Detroit, Michigan 48209 Telephone: (313) 841-0188 Founded: 1867 Size: 250 acres Number of interments: more than 40,000 Open: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sundays, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I drove to Elmwood Cemetery fine by myself, even though the guidebook described it as lying in the shadow of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. As I wandered around the lovely old graveyard, I noticed that people seemed nervous … Continue reading

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Cemetery Travels Notebook’s first review

Minda Powers-Douglas, of The Cemetery Club and Epitaphs Magazine, just published the first review of my Cemetery Travels Notebook: Cemetery Travels Notebook Photography by Loren Rhoads San Francisco: Automatism Press 2012 Loren Rhoads’ “Cemetery Travels Notebook” is the perfect notebook … Continue reading

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