Tag Archives: Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Buying a cemetery book for the holiday?

Let’s say that someone needs to buy a gift for a friend or family member, in order to share or inspire a love of cemeteries. I’ve compiled a list of books that every cemetery devotee should have in his or … Continue reading

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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 cemeteries have you visited on vacation?

I’m the sort of person who arranges her vacations around cemeteries I haven’t visited yet.  Do you also go out of your way to see a new graveyard? I tried to limit this poll to the most likely tourist destination … Continue reading

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The Cemetery as Landscape

Last Landscapes: The Architecture of the Cemetery in the West by Ken Worpole My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read a lot of books about cemeteries and it’s rare that I find one as full of new ideas as … Continue reading

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Thumbnail Encyclopedia of Cemetery History

Silent Cities: the Evolution of the American Cemetery by Kenneth Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This reference book (so-called because the photos are reproduced too small to be enjoyed without a magnifying glass) is chock-full of fascinating cemetery … Continue reading

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