Monthly Archives: January 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Twenty years ago this month, I went to Europe for the first time.  I ended up in Highgate Cemetery by accident, after finding John Gay’s Victorian Valhalla in the bookshop in Victoria Station.  The sky was threatening and gray.  The … Continue reading

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Cemetery Postcards

Ten years ago, I started to collect antique postcards of graveyards.  I was entertained that such a thing existed:  why would anyone buy, send, or save a picture of a cemetery? Things people chose to commemorate fascinated me.  There seemed … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #46: the Martin Luther King Jr. gravesite

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change 450 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Telephone: (404) 893-9882 Moved to current location: 1970 Number of interments: 2 Open: The tomb is outdoors and open all year. After his … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 25 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. I was watching TV that morning before I went to my job as the Undergraduate English Secretary at the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #45: Hillside Memorial Park

Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary 6001 W. Centinela Avenue Los Angeles, California 90045 Telephone: (310) 641-0707 Established: 1946 Size: 40 acres Number of interments: over 60,000 Open: Sunday through Friday 8 p.m.-5 p.m. Hillside is closed Saturdays and all Jewish … Continue reading

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