Tag Archives: Home of Peace

Cemetery of the Week #135: Temple Emanu-El’s Home of Peace

Home of Peace (Navai Shalome) 1299 El Camino Real Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-4700 Established: January 1, 1888 Size: 20 “graciously landscaped” acres at the foot of the San Bruno Mountains, according to the cemetery’s website. Number of interments: … Continue reading

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Colma, Before the Graveyards

Colma, CA by Michael Smookler My rating: 4 of 5 stars The only thing that keeps this book from getting 5 stars is that it isn’t longer. I have several books on the cemeteries of Colma, California, so it’s nice … Continue reading

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Your first guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles

Forever L.A: A Field Guide To Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents by Douglas Keister My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the best guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles yet. Jammed with Douglas Keister’s beautiful color … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

A large part of what I find appealing about grave markers is their attempt at permanence.  By definition, tombstones outlive the people whose names they bear.  Cold, hard, unfeeling: stone strives for immortality by its presence. In truth, what I’ve … Continue reading

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City of Souls

City of Souls: San Francisco’s Necropolis at Colma by Michael Svanevik My rating: 4 of 5 stars California’s Colma is unique in the U.S. as a city founded to safeguard the rights of the dead. This little book traces Colma’s … Continue reading

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