I've often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in..... it's very different.
Glenna June Bellomy Anderson (1926 - 2008). When the cemetery sexton sold Glenna her stone, her request for the inscription on it was "I Was. . . SOMEBODY. He said the reason was that Glenna felt that many years after she died no one would probably remember her anyway. By having this inscription on her stone, people would see & remember it. Park Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri #headstone #gravestone #tombstone
Child graves are always the hardest for me. But to see the devotion that loved ones put forth into these pieces of tribute to them says alot. The child leaping from his wheelchair remains my favorite. Calvary Cemetery, St Louis, MO
Anne Frank and her older sister, Margot, both died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen shortly before the liberation. A tombstone for them has been placed at the site of the former camp, but Anne and her sister are buried in one of the mass graves. No one knows the exact location of their remains. In the background of the photo is one of the mass graves.
The Hardy Tree: To make way for a new railway line in the mid-19th century, the writer Thomas Hardy (then a trainee architect) oversaw the excavation of the graveyard at St. Pancras Old Church in London. The coffins were removed and reburied elsewhere, but hundreds of headstones were placed around an ash tree in the churchyard. The tree has since grown in amongst the stones.
Omar Sharif - Egyptian actor. He began his career in his native country in the 1950's, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968). He was nominated for an Academy Award. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award.