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Cemeteries + Graveyards

The Cemetery Travels Notebook is the place to keep field notes from your own cemetery adventures. It features 80 lined pages, interspersed with 20 lush full-page color photographs of cemeteries from Paris to Tokyo, with stops at Sleepy Hollow, San Francisco, and all points between, to inspire your wanderlust.

Cemetery Travels Notebook

Families living among the graves in their neighborhood in the Manila North Cemetery in the Philippines. Image credit: Atlas Obscura

Recoleta Cemetery, Argentina ~ David Alleno was an Italian immigrant who dreamed of being buried in the prestigious cemetery where he worked as a caretaker from 1881 to 1910. He saved enough money to buy a space built his own tomb. He even traveled back to his home country to find an artist who could carve his figure in marble, complete with keys, broom watering can.

Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976) Agatha Christie is one of the most popular writers in the crime and mystery genre of all time. She wrote 80 detective novels as well as a number of plays. Her books have been translated into 56 languages.

Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976) - Find A Grave Photos

This is the hidden grave of Robert, Agnes & Jeanne Balds. Three children who lived in Culross and died of the plague on 14th September 1645. Their grave was put out on Culross moor, now a forestry plantation.

Bake-Jizo Trail. Nikko, Japan. Circa 1925. The Bake-jizo (Ghost Jizo) Legend says that if you count them on your way up the trail and on your way back, you will end up with a different number.

It's all over now, Baby Blue... From the roadside memorial for Polly Klaas.

I took this picture at the memorial site for Polly Klaas, a girl who was murdered in 1993 about 70 miles south of where I live in Northern California. The site became a memorial not just for Polly, but for other murdered kids as well. Read all about it here:

Cemetery Etiquette: What you Need to Know for that Cemetery Trip - See more at: Gravestone- Lexingtom, MO

Cemetery Etiquette: What you Need to Know for that Cemetery Trip

Tower of Silence (Dakhma) for Zoroastrian sky burial.

Sylvia Plath’s grave in Heptonstall (via Sylvia Plath Info Blog)

A Graveyard Tour of Literature

The Dexter Mausoleum (aka "Dracula House") at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio (2nd largest historical cemetery in the United States)

Exhumed grave in Greece. Due to lack of space, this is standard practice. To make room for newly deceased, the bodies are exhumed after 3 years and the bones placed in an ossuary with the bones of other members of the family, or, if there is no such box, they are simply buried in another part of the plot, perhaps even underneath one of the coffins.

Cemetery, Ethiopia

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

Creepy Cemetery | 12 Intensely Creepy Cemetery Statues Gallery: Cemetery Statues: Kids ...

12 Intensely Creepy Cemetery Statues | Cemetery Statues: Kids

Lamppost, old cemetery in Reykjavik

Grave of John Bell, victim of the Bell Witch

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Mausoleum of Giovanni Pesaro, the 103rd Doge of Venice. Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice. Detail.

A solitary casket remained in a corner of the pitch black vault. It was no ordinary casket however; it was made of steel, and had eighteen or so clamps on the lid. It appeared to be a special container for bodies that were to be stored for a long period of time, or perhaps infected with a contagious disease - it had the ability to be sealed without contaminating the vault air, and was impervious to seepage.

Megapost Lugares Abandonados

Cast iron grave cover to discourage grave robbers