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Planning a cemetery adventure this summer?

“Cemetery Travels Notebook is a great book for recording notes and thoughts while you explore cemeteries… This beautiful book consists of 80 lined pages interspersed with Loren’s full color photos from cemeteries around the world. The photos feature cemetery scenery, … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Association for Gravestone Studies

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 to further the study and preservation of gravestones.  With approximately 1,000 members worldwide, the Association brings together a wide variety of people to protect and preserve graveyards all around the world. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

Not a lovely photo, this week, but the prompt called for a picture of normal people doing something they normally do.  In this case, I consider these extraordinary people, but they’re doing something they consider their calling, so it’s ordinary … Continue reading

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Luminous Cemetery Photographs

Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone by John Thomas Grant My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a spectacularly beautiful book, which I fully expected after seeing Grant’s photography by way of the cemetery groups on Facebook. His pictures … Continue reading

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A Strange Case of Taphophilia

I’ve been thinking lately about how would I label my cemetery obsession. A post on A Grave Interest inspired the question. Joy chooses to call herself a tombstone tourist, after Scott Stanton’s book about visiting the graves of musicians. Joy … Continue reading

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