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Lake View Cemetery // land camera photos

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last week I took an impromptu trip to Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. It's been on my list of cemeteries to visit (everyone has a list of cemeteries to visit, right? Haha!) for a long time but I just kept putting it off. It was a nice day and I felt like driving so I packed up my two favorite cameras and hit the road. I wasn't prepared at all for this cemetery. It was literally one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Extravagant headstones every direction you looked, and lush greenery abound! It was also ten times larger than I imagined. 285 acres, 70 of which are still available for development. I could go on forever about it but I kind of just want to make this a short post to share some of the land camera photos I took while I was there...
I also shot five rolls of 35mm film there as well. I can't wait to share those and tell you more about this amazing place and some of incredible things I saw.

Hope you're having a great day!
xoxo

You can find land camera film here: black and white or color. If you're interested in buying a land camera check out your local thrift store, but if you're in a hurry there are always some floating around on ebay. I bought mine from Film Photography Project on ebay two years ago or so when they were having a sale. They do currently have a few in their webstore. They're slightly pricey compared to what you'd find at a thrift store or estate sale but they have been tested and come with batteries. Plus they have really great service that I can attest to! When I first got the camera I had no idea what to do with but it actually came with an instructional DVD and that's pretty stinken awesome if you ask me.

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25 thoughts

  1. Amazing photographs!

    The final one looks particularly eerie : )

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  2. Lovely! I adore exploring cemeteries and finding new ones to walk through and take pictures in.

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  3. I went there for the first time this past April. It really is beautiful! If you ever make your way down to Cincinnati you should definitely check out Spring Grove Cemetery...it is so gorgeous! It's one of my favorite places in the city.

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  4. This is great! It makes me want to go to Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta. There are some amazing headstones there too. It is more compact looking than this one.

    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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  5. I love Lakeview cemetery, I live about 10 minutes away and stop in all the time. There's always some new little corner to discover. I absolutely love the photos you took while you were there. Did you visit Garfield? I only went down there one time and I think I insulted his wife because I asked who was laying next to him and I felt a gust of wind behind me and ran out! Either she was trying to scare me or I just freaked myself out haha.
    Amia
    www.teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

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  6. These pictures are delightfully ethereal, very pretty. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this beautiful cemetery ^_^

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  7. Not only do I love cemeteries but I love photography. What a great post. I especially love the mossy covered and weather worn ones.

    Love love love.

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  8. Gorgeous photos - that last one is quite creepy, though, but in a good way of course!x

    http://blueskygazing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Awesome pictures, I love cemeteries, the last picture is just screaming Doctor Who.
    You should read the Graveyard Book if you haven't already.

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  10. That last photo is beautiful. I don't like to admit it but I love cemeteries too, I find them so peaceful!

    www.atrickleofmeaning.com

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  11. These pictures are so eerie and beautiful :) You're quite the photographer, ma'am!

    xo Ashley

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  12. I am in love with these! They're creepy and so perfect! I need to explore more cemeteries!

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  13. These are so beautiful. I work in rural Arkansas, and I'm always fascinated by the simple cemeteries there. I love the symbolism of the different grave markers and how the the headstones are always facing east. My husband is from New Orleans--we want to do the cemetery tour together when we go down next.

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  14. Love these photographs! I just got a polaroid land 1000 camera today and I cannot wait to get my hands on some film to try it out :D

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  15. DON'T BLINK! BLINK AND YOU'RE DEAD! Ahhh the Whovian in me could not resist. Angel statues in cemeteries tend to do that to us. ;D

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  16. Obviously you're a big fan of cemeteries, but I'm just curious if your interesting in the paranormal at all?

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  17. Oh goodness the last picture looks rather terrifying - really beautiful work though!

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  18. My mother-in-law would certainly appreciate this post! Also, your pictures capture the feel. Loved this!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I love exploring cemeteries, and this one looks spectacular.
    -Jenna
    thingswethrifted.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh, it does look beautiful. Can't wait for the 35mm shots!

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  21. These are great photographs! I just had to comment to say I DO have a list of cemeteries I want to visit! They are the Magnificent Seven of London, so far I've been to Nunhead (with a camera) and West Norwood (without).

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  22. Have you ever heard of Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires? Maybe it's not the kind of cemetery you like (not much green there), but it's very impressive/interesting/amazing - not sure what the right adjetive would be. Take a look at this site www.recoletacemetery.com and check Google images. Hope you enjoy it!

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  23. If you're ever in the Boston/Cambridge area, both Forest Hills Cemetery and Mount Auburn Cemetery are really beautiful and interesting to just wander in. You can bike through them too!

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  24. These photos are stunning! I actually do have a list of cemeteries to visit!

    Becky
    xx

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