Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cemetery of the Week #128: National Cemetery of Terezin

National Cemetery of Terezin Národní Hrbitov v Terezíne Terezin, Czech Republic Dedicated: September 16, 1945 Number of graves: 2386 Number of interments: About 10,000. Only 1133 bodies buried here could be identified. Open: The Small Fortress is open daily November … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

Almost every tourist destination has a graveyard. You go to Yosemite National Park: there’s a graveyard. You go to Maui: graveyards everywhere you look. The Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: both graveyards. The number … Continue reading

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An advertisement for the New Orleans Cemeteries

Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Journey Through the Cities of the Dead by Jan Arrigo My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is full of lovely color photographs of the cemeteries of New Orleans. From the frontispiece of the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #127: St. Roch Cemetery

St. Roch Campo Santo 1725 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 Telephone: (504) 304-0576 Founded: 1872 Size: Two square blocks Number of interments: Unknown, due to the reuse of graves. Open: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

I had wanted to go to Bodie ever since I first heard of the place.  It’s a Gold Rush ghost town that lingered into the modern era, a place of gambling halls and fancy girls, murders in the street and … Continue reading

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