Funerary landscaping

A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.

Flora!

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

Log-a-palooza!

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 corner problem

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 refined examples of the 5th century, BCE, yet it feels right in a dozen more. […]

Our buddy, gone before.

The Mt. Hebron Cemetery never disappoints. A couple of years ago my wife and I came across the tomb of Willie N. P. Lockhart (figure 1). It is touching and, for that age in that cemetery, modest. The anagraphic inscription: WILLIE N. P.Son ofJ & AMANDA L. LOCKHART.Died March 11th 1870Aged 12 Yrs & 9 […]