A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.
An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.
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.
Several attractive and interesting monuments on the theme of ships culminating in an astounding baroque performance by Hans Schuler in Arlington National Cemetery.
Old weathered tombstones are by turns heartbreaking and annoying. But you can see why people were enamored of them when you come across a crisp, fresh example.
Fourteen good portraits from Arlington National Cemetery.
The well known Vinnie Ream, one of America’s great nineteenth-century artists, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery!
Some military folk wanted their favorite vehicles on their tombstone!
An obsessive quest by Mr. Lloyd to get every conceivable grave furnishing in the rustic style has left us an astonishing, world-class plot in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.
The Columbia Gardens Cemetery here in Arlington provides an object lesson in the contrasts between a monument of the great age of American monumental art and architecture in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the current fallen state of almost every aspect of that art. The mausoleum of Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917), once …
Despite our Baltimore destination, our journey begins in Washington, D.C. If you live in or have visited Washington, you may have seen Montgomery Meigs’ Pension Building, now the National Building Museum. Built from 1882 to 1887, this magnificent structure is one of the few utilitarian American Victorian buildings which can stand up against the finest …