Two interesting poems in Rock Creek: one vernacular, one a trusty bit of Tennyson.
Lambert Tree hoped to be known by his fruit!
The Rueger monument in Hollywood Cemetery is a nice example of art we sadly no longer see in American cemeteries.
An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.
An informal presentation of some floral shots I’ve taken. No commentary.
A religiously themed monument in Druid Ridge that avoids cliché with some novel imagery.
It’s not quite “jeder für sich und Gott gegen alles” in this monument, but Anna Houser is an enigma.
Here I open up a new category of funerary portraits: framed photos serving like portrait busts.
A man with the whiskers of Chester A. Arthur and a young woman with an extraordinary dress by a very talented sculptor in Rock Creek Cemetery.
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. […]