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Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

The challenge for this week is to show perspective.  I like this photo because it captures both proximity and distance, but also spans time from the colonial graveyard to 21st-century Manhattan outside the cemetery gates. I took this photo on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Last July, I took my daughter half an hour away from home for a week of pony camp.  She stayed with my friend Kristin’s family, but it was as long as she’d ever been away from home before. I dropped … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #58: Swan Point Cemetery

Swan Point Cemetery 585 Blackstone Boulevard Providence, Rhode Island 02906 Telephone: 410-272-1314 Founded: 1846 Size: 210 acres Number of interments: approximately 40,000 Open: Depending on the weather, Swan Point is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #53: Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street Brooklyn, New York 11232 Telephone: 718-768-7300 Email: info@greenwoodcemetery.org Founded: 1838 Size: 478 acres Number of interments: more than 560,000 Open: The main entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th street is open from 8 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

The history of leaving flowers for the dead stretches back beyond memory.  These are some of my favorites:  delicately painted ceramic flowers brightening the plain wooden cross on a grave in Paris.  The French call them “immortelles.” The cemetery is … Continue reading

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