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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

The Neptune Society’s lovely columbarium in San Francisco features a stained glass window in every room off its main floor rotunda.  Every room, that is, except one.  The Tiffany window from the 13th room was stolen before the Neptune Society … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #112: Golders Green Crematorium

Golders Green Crematorium aka Golders Green Memorial Gardens Hoop Lane, off the Finchley Road London, England NW11 7NL Telephone: +44 20 8455 2374 Founded: 1902 Size: 12 acres Number of cremations performed: 323,500+ Open: Winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #56: Chapel of the Chimes

Chapel of the Chimes Also known as California Memorial Crematorium and Columbarium 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California 94611 Telephone: 510-654-0123 Founded: 1909 Size: One and a half city blocks Number of burials/inurnments: more than 200,000 Open: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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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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