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

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. […]

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. Both present mysteries. Let’s dive in. On the left, both in life and in the gallery above, is the Miller mausoleum (figure 1); on the right, the Frank mausoleum. Where do we start? With the […]

Vernacular monuments III

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. I infer that the plaque’s single date is meant to be read as a birth and […]