Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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Cemetery of the Week #32: The Mausoleum of Augustus

The Mausoleum of Augustus Piazza Augusto Imperatore Rome, Italy Founded: 28 BCE Number of Interments: none any longer Open: only with a tour group The Mausoleum of Augustus was built in 28 BCE as the tomb of Julius Caesar’s adopted … Continue reading

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Lower Manhattan, April 2002

This is mirrored from my Red Room blog: After Mason and I crossed Broadway, we stumbled upon a memorial to the firefighters lost when the World Trade Center collapsed.  Bright chains of origami cranes decorated the fence around an old … Continue reading

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The primary text on Mount Auburn Cemetery

Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory And Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery by Blanche M.G. Linden My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mount Auburn is arguably the most important cemetery in America. Founded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #31: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Telephone: (617) 547-7105 Founded: 1831 Size: 175 acres Number of Interments: 95,000, give or take Open: October through April: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May through August, the grounds … Continue reading

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