Flora!

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

The corner problem

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 […]

Mysteries of Mt. Olivet

Below, and click to enlarge, are images of two astonishing and wonderful mausolea in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Figure 1. Sally [Miller?] mausoleum.Figure 2. Jack and Bessie Frank mausoleum.Figures 1-2. Sally [Miller] and Frank mausolea, respectively. Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photos: author. Both present mysteries. Let’s dive in. On the left, both […]

Vernacular monuments III

John Tobey marker, 1951, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author. John Tobey has a marker about a meter from this wonderful, wonderful concrete cross with embedded marbles at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C. There is nothing else nearby, so I assume the cross was made for his grave. John Tobey plaque, Mt. Olivet […]