Winters are cozy in the Daversa mausoleum.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
There are some wonderful monuments that feature a symbolic empty chair.
A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.
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!
A religiously themed monument in Druid Ridge that avoids cliché with some novel imagery.
Here I open up a new category of funerary portraits: framed photos serving like portrait busts.
A decidedly odd portrait bust in the mausoleum of a distinguished family!
A nice Egyptian revival mausoleum at West Laurel Hill with some de-luxor features!
A wonderful stained glass window shines a light on a sad surprise in the Jackson mausoleum.
A man with a Charles Darwin beard stares out eternally at his wife, who is shrouded with a vast, heavy cover. West Laurel Hill–gotta love it!
A West Laurel Hill treasure is the portrait of Adolene O. Pursell (1892-1916), spotted in the rear of the Lambert Ott mausoleum.
A wonderful surprise at Columbia Gardens: a funerary portrait in a neo-baroque mausoleum!
John W. Forney monument. West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Photo: author. Here, in his Sunday best, is John W. Forney (1817-1881), a Lincoln republican who served twice as Clerk of the House and once as Secretary of the Senate of the United States. His day job was as a successful newspaper publisher. If …
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 …