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Obscura Day 2012 in Graveyards around the World

April 28th, 2012 — Obscura Day — is an international celebration of unusual places, full of expeditions, back room tours & explorations of the hidden wonders in your own hometown. There are several cemetery-based explorations this year: Explore the Glasgow … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Art of the Victorian Cemetery in America

Victorian Cemetery Art by Edmund Vincent Gillon Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published in 1972 when Americans were beginning to wake up to the kinds of landscapes they were surrounding themselves with, Victorian Cemetery Art proposed that people … Continue reading

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The Gem of New York City

Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure by Jeffrey I. Richman My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the 19th century, the two greatest tourist attractions in North America were Niagara Falls and Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. This well-researched and fully … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #53: Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street Brooklyn, New York 11232 Telephone: 718-768-7300 Email: info@greenwoodcemetery.org Founded: 1838 Size: 478 acres Number of interments: more than 560,000 Open: The main entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th street is open from 8 a.m. to … Continue reading

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What’s the prettiest cemetery in springtime?

Several years ago, I took a graveyard tour in the springtime, driving from Boston to Philadelphia and back to New York City.  I saw 17 cemeteries in 10 days, each lovelier than the last.  So my question to you is: … Continue reading

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