Monthly Archives: April 2012

Luminous Cemetery Photographs

Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone by John Thomas Grant My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a spectacularly beautiful book, which I fully expected after seeing Grant’s photography by way of the cemetery groups on Facebook. His pictures … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #56: Chapel of the Chimes

Chapel of the Chimes Also known as California Memorial Crematorium and Columbarium 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California 94611 Telephone: 510-654-0123 Founded: 1909 Size: One and a half city blocks Number of burials/inurnments: more than 200,000 Open: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Cemetery Travels Notebook

I’ve made a notebook on Blurb for you to record your spring cemetery adventures. It’s illustrated with my photographs from this Cemetery Travel blog, but has plenty of space for your own notes and ideas. You can see a sample … Continue reading

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Pillars of the Past

Pillars of the Past: At Rest at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park by Michael Svanevik My rating: 4 of 5 stars In 1992, Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett compiled the initial edition of Pillars of the Past to commemorate the centennial … Continue reading

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Cemetery Guardian of California’s Heritage

Cypress Lawn: Guardian of California’s Heritage by Cindy Ehrlich My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the most beautiful books in my library of cemetery books. Bound in silk, this collection of over 400 photographs examines the … Continue reading

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