Funerary landscaping

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

A Hollywood angel

The Rueger monument in Hollywood Cemetery is a nice example of art we sadly no longer see in American cemeteries.

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.

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. […]