Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot

One weekend when I couldn’t stand another day of San Francisco’s summer fog, I asked my old friend Jeff if he’d drive me up to Glen Ellen to visit Jack London’s grave. It suited him, since he was looking for … Continue reading

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What would you like to see on Cemetery Travel?

I’m curious how I can make Cemetery Travel more useful to you, dear reader.  Here’s my first attempt at a survey.  I’d appreciate it if you can help me out by letting me know what you’d like to see. You’ll … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #23: Aître Saint Maclou

The Atrium of Saint Maclou 186 Rue Martainville, 76000 Rouen, France Telephone: 02 32 08 13 90 Established: 1348 Number of interments: none any longer Open:  Daily. April – October from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Between November and March, 8 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned

Although he was king of England, Crusader Richard the Lionheart spent very little time in England — and did not, in fact, speak English.  He grew up at his mother’s court in Aquitane, in Southern France.  All in all, Richard … Continue reading

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Real Simple recommends a visit to the graveyard

The July 2011 issue of Real Simple magazine contains an article about the mental and physical benefits of silence.  Its sidebar lists “Places Where It’s Still Quiet.” #5 on the list (after “obscure museums” and “special collection rooms in the … Continue reading

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