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Graceland Cemetery, Chicago...In 1880, six-year-old Inez Clarke was struck and killed by a bolt of lighting. Her parents commissioned an artist to create a sculpture in her exact likeness and placed it over her grave, adding a transparent plexiglass box to protect it from the elements.

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago: In six-year-old Inez Clarke was struck and killed by a bolt of lighting. Her parents had an artist create a sculpture in her likeness and placed it over her grave.

Grave Marker in Caldwell, Texas. Further research results - BPH (Bernard P Hopkins) 1904-1993 lived in Caldwell but is buried in Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas. BPH grave is listed #100/101 in pictures of headstones. http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemeteries/Morton+Cemetery/103178

Buried in Texas, USA. I wonder what Bernard P. Hopkins did to deserve this add-on marker?

Bram Stoker - Irish author known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Bram Stoker's last resting place is at Golders Green Crematorium in London. Visits to the urn can only be performed with the assistance of guards due to fear of vandalization. The author of the classic novel "Dracula"

Picture was taken on the Hill of Crosses, near the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania.

Woman with Crosses. Picture was taken on the Hill of Crosses, near the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania by Dmitri Korobtsov

Hanging Coffin, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

Hanging coffins are coffins which have been placed on cliffs. They can be found in various locations, including China and the Philippines. In China, they are known as Xuanguan which also means “hanging coffin”.

My apologies if any of these have been posted before. Credit has been given where available. "I coddle my heart like a sick child and give in to its every whim." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "They told of dripping stone walls in uninhabited castles and of ivy-clad monastery ruins by moonlight, of…

My apologies if any of these have been posted before. Credit has been given where available. "I coddle my heart like a sick child and give in to its every whim." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "They told of dripping stone walls in uninhabited castles and of ivy-clad monastery ruins by moonlight, of…

Frances Pearce  Originally buried in the Chicago City Cemetery in what is now Lincoln Park (I did NOT know that), Frances Pearce died only a few months before her baby daughter. The distraught husband had a statue made of both of them and placed over their tomb in a plexiglass box. It's said that on the anniversary of their deaths the statue case fills up with a white mist.

These cemeteries are open to the public, but you can also take guided tours. The Chicago Architectural Foundation runs the Graceland Cemetery tour and a .

How wonderful the parents or whoever commissioned this monument made this child smiling. They knew she was  free from all suffering and that she was going to a better place.

How wonderful the parents or whoever commissioned this monument made this child smiling. They knew she was free from all suffering and that she was going to a better place.

Although she is not well known, her grave itself has received world-wide attention. Nadine Earles wanted a doll house for Christmas, but died just before the holiday. Her parents had a doll house built around the grave with her toys and other personal belongings placed inside.

Four-year-old Nadine Earles wanted a doll house for Christmas, but she died on Dec. Her grieving parents had a doll house built around the grave with her toys and other personal belongings.

Utterly amazing.   A man and wife lie in bed...angel watching over them...and family around forever.   Montparnasse Cemetery.

Montparnasse Cemetery: the Pigeon family tomb. One of my favorite grave monuments in the world.

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