Some Latin consoled the parents of the luckless John Thomas.
An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.
A stanza by the romantic poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld graces the monument of the extended Baker-Jones family.
A finicky, complicated beaux-arts confection is the focus of a close analysis. I deploy every food metaphor I could in the process.
An astonishing constellation of Christian and classical ideas in a statue of Phidippides.
An informal presentation of some floral shots I’ve taken. No commentary.
A rather beautiful stained glass window features the portrait of Ida May Vare, who died in Beijing at age 22.
I never expected to find a portrait bust displayed on the exterior of a monument! And it hasn’t been stolen!
Maria Scheuch gazes out impassively at us from her funerary portrait in Glenwood Cemetery.
Several attractive and interesting monuments on the theme of ships culminating in an astounding baroque performance by Hans Schuler in Arlington National Cemetery.