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.
The well known Vinnie Ream, one of America’s great nineteenth-century artists, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery!
A wonderful surprise at Columbia Gardens: a funerary portrait in a neo-baroque mausoleum!
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.
Figure 1. Rouss mausoleum, c. 1902. Detail: façade. Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Photo: author. The handsome Rouss mausoleum in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA, is a fine, attentively designed version of a Greek Doric temple (figures 1, 2). Built after Rouss died in 1902, it varies in a dozen ways from the most …