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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing

I find the quote which adorns the exterior of Grant’s tomb refreshing. “Let us have peace” are the words which closed the President’s memoirs. For a man who served his country in war, his final wish strikes me as beautiful … Continue reading

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Beautiful Mausoleums

Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity by Douglas Keister My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of the grandest picture books on my cemetery shelf. Douglas Keister was the photographer who documented San Francisco’s “Painted Ladies,” … Continue reading

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A lovely graveyard in Detroit

Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery: MI by Albert Dale Northup My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unlike the adequate if uninspired photography in most Images of America cemetery guides, this book is beautifully illustrated with closeups of decorations throughout Woodlawn Cemetery. This … Continue reading

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A provocative exploration of houses for the dead

Monument Builders: Modern Architecture and Death by Edwin Heathcote My rating: 4 of 5 stars I must admit I was so intimidated by this book that I didn’t crack the cover for months after it was given to me. I’m … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #5: Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, California Telephone: (323) 469-1181 Email: info@hollywoodforever.com Established: 1899 Size: 62 acres Number of interments: 86,000 Open: Every day 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2009 was Hollywood Memorial Park’s 110th year, which makes it … Continue reading

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