Phidippides and the victory motive.

An astonishing constellation of Christian and classical ideas in a statue of Phidippides.

Flora!

An informal presentation of some floral shots I’ve taken. No commentary.

Ships!

Several attractive and interesting monuments on the theme of ships culminating in an astounding baroque performance by Hans Schuler in Arlington National Cemetery.

An interesting and malleable monument type.

A grand beaux-arts monument evolves to something charming.

Ware ye the steamers!

While not jolly reading, it’s nevertheless interesting—and fairly rare—to hear on a monument of an unusual form of death. In Prospect Hill Cemetery (in D.C.), there is a tombstone of Marion Hays Colerider who was “shot and killed” at the age of 17 on 7 December 1900 (figure 1). But here I am interested in […]

An amuse-bouche

While you breathlessly await two fairly substantial posts I have in train, here is a little something to keep you going. It’s the Charles Weber (1855-1947) mausoleum in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore. Besides its crazy take on the Ionic order (just what is it with those capitals, for a start), it’s been banged up […]