Extreme Web Surfs!
Saturday, May 22, 2004
TIme for another celebration of the necropolitan world!
If you haven't visited it yet, you must start with fellow blogger Beth's superb site, Grave Addiction. And even if you HAVE been there before, you should check out her recent updates!
Cemetery Junction is a great resource, designed more for geneologists, but useful to anyone interested in cemeteries of the world..
Cape Cod Gravestones a great site which focuses on examples of the master carvers to be found on the Cape. As I mentioned to Beth in a comment yesterday, often the salty ocean air bodes ill for long term survival of the stones, and better preserved examples are to be found inland. However, as this site shows, some stones have done rather well on the Cape..
PharmCat has some great photography from British graveyards. I particularly recommend you check out the Infrared photos..
Inner Source has many nice photos from cemeteries worldwide - lots of US, but also Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, Greece..
Nice study of the Brown Family Stones in North Burial Ground, Providence's OTHER great cemetery. The Browns, perhaps the most prominant early Rhode Island family, were a fascinating mixture. Includes notorious slave traders, and Quaker philanthropists..Brown University named after them.. then click links at bottom to discover other RI Historical plots..
The Dodge Family also reside in North Burial Ground..
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains a great site, devoted to their work, history and many other details.. Canada also has its own site..
There's a little piece of Germany in Staffordshire..
The mystery of Robert Emmet's grave..
Finally, we would not have these nice places to visit, were it not for our friend, Death.
"Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh."
-- Robert Bolt