|Courtesy of Lighthouse Digest|
Quite a few of my cemetery images are old slides, so I cannot share them until they are converted to digital files. Having a digital camera and a cell phone is terrific for cemetery sleuthing, as I have the images instantaneously and can share them right away.
I love walking through cemeteries--I always have--as the serenity, quiet, and storied stone monuments have great stories to tell.
Enjoy this sampling from my files. Many are my photos, and in the very polished stones you can often see my reflection as I snapped the photo. A few are from monument companies or other photographers. Study them, and note the details. They were all lovingly designed.
And please be respectful of these stones and their owners, as you would be if you were walking through a cemetery. I said a quiet thank-you to each one as I took a photo.
|Cemetery in Brooklyn, Connecticut|
|Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida|
|Photo by Lisa Pisa.|
|This image was on Pinterest, with no info attached. It's quite the monument!|
|Burwen cemetery in the United Kingdom, from Wikimedia Commons|
|This lighthouse mausoleum is in Memorial Park Cemetery in Michigan. I found it on a way-making website. Apparently, it is a geocaching spot. Neat!|
|I found this stone in cemetery in Lewes, Delaware. It has the shape of a lighthouse, but it may be a cross.|
|This lovely stone featuring New London's Ledge Lighthouse is in the Mystic Cemetery in Connecticut.|
|Richardson Memorials in Maine did this nice engraving of Portland Head Lighthouse.|
This man was a lightkeeper at old Willapa Lighthouse on the coast of Washington. His lighthouse washed into the sea many years ago. His grave has been moved once, due to erosion of the shoreline at Willapa Bay. The last time I paid him a visit, the sea was encroaching again.
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