Monthly Archives: October 2011

Idiosyncratic collection of gravestone photos

Grave Matters by Mark C. Taylor My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mark Taylor opens the book by telling how he discovered he had two siblings who died before he knew them. That leads him to what he calls his … Continue reading

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What’s the Spookiest Cemetery?

It’s hard for me to think about cemeteries as scary.  I haven’t ever had any truly frightening things happen to me in a graveyard (yet), but I certainly have gotten good and spooked a couple of times. I’ve created a … Continue reading

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A Guide to Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery by Dennis Evanosky My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dennis Evanosky is a docent at Mountain View Cemetery. I’ve taken one of his tours and heard him speak passionately about the work he’s done researching and caring … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #35: Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery 5000 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 Telephone: (510) 658-2588 Founded: 1863 Number of interments: Approximately 170,000 Size: 226 acres Open: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Fall/Winter hours) Across the bay from San Francisco, the city … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

I don’t have a photo from the night I watched sunset in the graveyard, but I can tell you a ghost story about it… Sunset was a line of blood carved into the sky as we entered the graveyard. There … Continue reading

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