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Nashville cemeteries // on film

Monday, March 31, 2014

While in Nashville a few weekends back, Mickey and I visited a handful of the cemeteries in the area. We stopped at Nashville National Cemetery, Mt. Olivet, as well as a few others. Nashville National Cemetery was the first national cemetery I've ever been to. National cemeteries are generally for military personnel, veterans, and their spouses. While they do make for pretty pictures, and are interesting to drive through, they're not necessarily that interesting to walk around since the headstones are all basically the same. Since the temperatures were quite chilly driving through each cemetery and stopping at interesting photo opportunities was the best option anyway. Below are some of my favorite pictures from all of the cemeteries we stopped at in Nashville.
Saving my favorite for last, look at this thing! This beauty is Major Eugene C. Lewis' mausoleum. I can't even get over how awesome it is.
xoxo

All of the photos above were taken with a pentax k1000 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.

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  1. This is why I love your blog so much - posts like these are so rare on other blogs (incl mine lol) x

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  2. I need to go on a road trip just see cool things like this :) That last one is amazing.
    Jordyn
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  3. These are wonderful! Your cemetery photos are film are always so hauntingly beautiful. What a great find with the last mausoleum! :)

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  4. Major Lewis's mausoleum is definitely awesome looking. It makes me happy to think of a little Egyptian flavoring in Nashville.

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  5. Beautiful photos. I agree, that mausoleum is awesome <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  6. I always think that I just want a really plain headstone because it's silly to spend money on something for when I'm dead, but it is really interesting to see the different ones. What's really weird for me is headstones with photos. I've never seen it look good.

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  7. Being a Nashville native, how have I never known about that crazy pyramid crypt!?!? That National cemetary is so beautiful. My dad took me there when I was learning to drive. I almost hit a few headstones, but it was still breathtaking.

    www.thatgirlinthewheelchair.com

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  8. That headless statue is sure eerie. Love the Egyptian mausoleum!

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  9. I used to live across from a cemetery and loved looking at all the mausoleums. That pyramid one though is fantastic!

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  10. Gaaaahh I love cemeteries so much! The Graves grave is awesome and I totally agree about the pyramid — the Egyptian-style stones/mausoleums are always some of my very favorites <3 <3 <3

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  11. These are all fantastic photos, especially the pyramid mausoleum. I think my favorite would be the headstone with "Graves" written on it. Way to point out the obvious! ;)

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  12. That mausoleum is brilliant.
    Is it morbid and wasteful of me to want one like that? LOL

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  13. I love this film you always use. I'm going to stock up on it if I come across some. Also, you're getting really good with a manual film camera :) A photographer at heart.

    Chamomile Dealer

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  14. I went on a cemetary tour in New Orleans a few years ago. There was a pyramid tomb there too! Our guide told us it's rumored to be Nick Cage's. I highly recommend the cemetaries of New Orleans if you can get there! Take a real tour to learn about the myths and truths of voodoo-ism, not one hosted by a "protector of the cemetary". :)

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  15. Hey that's my Great Great Grandfather in that Pyramid Thanks for your pics and comments!

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