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Calvary + Elmwood Cemeteries

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

It's been a minute since I've blogged about, let alone explored, any cemeteries. It'd been so long I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy wandering aimlessly around a cemetery, reading all the inscriptions, figuring out how old people were, and trying my best to pronounce unique last names. I set aside some time last week and ventured out to spend some time in a new cemetery. When I arrived at the address I had found online I was more than pleased to notice there were actually two cemeteries, the one I had come to see, and one right across the street!
What made this cemetery so great to me was the pictures on headstones. I've seen one here and there at various other cemeteries but never this many! Anything other than the regular name, date, cliche quote on a headstone gets me excited.

I actually haven't been to many cemeteries around my new apartment, this actually might even be the first new one I've been to since moving here. Clearly I need to get back at it!
xoxo

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  1. Very unique post and interest here, personally I'm far too emotional a person so I feel far too melancholic at cemeteries to enjoy them. Great pictures!

    Jade x
    jadethejourno.blogspot.co.uk ♡

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    1. Thanks!

      I can totally understand that. I find them so peaceful.

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  2. wow it take a lot of guts to put this in the internet, but in some strange way I love the fact of seeing people from other times in photos, they look so... idk mysterious... :p

    menrule101.blogspot.com

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  3. whenever i go by a cemetary i wonder what people will write on my epitaph, i hope it is awesome

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    1. I can definitely say I've wondered the same about my own epitaph!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I've never seen so many pictures on headstones either!
    Thanks for sharing your talented vision through the lens!

    ~ Tammy

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  5. you should visit Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY. Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglas are buried there and it's just a beautiful cemetery. plus Rochester is a cool little city :)

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    1. Noted! I always love hearing about cemeteries I should visit.

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  6. Love these pics! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm always so intrigued when the headstones have pictures on them! I've never seen any as old as these, what an interesting one to explore!

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    1. I know! I've never seen anything like these! Such a neat find.

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  8. This reminds me of a cemetery near the house. It's not so spooky as people usually go there to jog, have walks, and even take picnics.

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

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    1. Good, that's what cemeteries were actually made for. They're not supposed to be melancholy, or spooky.

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  9. Amazing calm & bright pictures, since our cemeteries here are so different I always find very interesting to see your pics with these big fields and different type of headstones, engravings and statues. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. I'm always amazed about these cemeteries! I never noticed "interesting" cemeteries around here, but maybe they're just in bigger cities... I don't know :D
    Until I found some nice ones, I keep enjoying your posts about them :)

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    1. No way, there are awesome cemeteries all around! Ya just gotta look!

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  11. Welcome to my hometown! Next time you're out this way, check out Ridgelawn in Elyria.

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  12. wow, i think these are my favorite cemetery photos you've ever posted! i can't believe how many pictures on the headstones you found-- and the most perfect lighting! great shots, kaylah!

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  13. I love seeing photos on headstones, but I like the old ones much more than the tacky new (and in color) pictures. I need to get out and explore new cemeteries too! I keep going to the same one in my neighborhood because it's so easy to walk to.

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  14. Headstones with photos are my favorite! (Is that weird to say?) There's only one cemetery in my area that has loads of them, but every time I spot one I have to check it out. Any really old headstones pique my interest, really. There's just something about them, even if half the time I can't read the information on them because they're so weather-worn.

    These are beautiful photos, by the way. I've never seen a mausoleum quite like the one in the first picture.

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