When it comes to blood-chilling fear, being locked in a cemetery isn’t quite on par with being buried alive. Still, I’d guess most people would opt not to be locked in a cemetery, given the choice.
This is the maiden blog in a series on cemetery experiences I’ve had. It is a reasonable facsimile of an article I had published in the Oct. 2004 issue of Weird New Jersey magazine. In the 8 years I’ve been roaming around cemeteries, the first four were spent shooting angels. I bagged a good number […]
I have a small family. Growing up, I did not have a lot of experience with death and dying. My grandmother died when I was maybe 5. I think I must have been 16 years old when I saw my first viewing. As a rule, my family never made a big deal out of the […]
Hurricane Katrina has transformed the legendary New Orleans cemeteries, known as “cities of the dead,” into a brown landscape of muck and stench. But fears that the cemeteries have been destroyed are allayed. At least in New Orleans proper, concerns that floodwaters would send large numbers of coffins and corpses floating away from their crypts […]
On walking through just about any cemetery established after 1850, one is likely to see sensual female figures, carved, or rather released, from a variety of material – granite, marble, bronze. This is principally true in France and England, the birthplaces of “garden cemeteries.” For the uninitiated, garden cemeteries are essentially outdoor sculpture gardens, conceived […]