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08:18pm 09/09/2008
  A friend and I frequent a local cemetery. It's rather famous as it was America's first municipal cemetery. It is however, trashed by people. My friend and I are trying to devise a list of cemetery etiquette and we're stumped. I was wondering if you all could help me compile a list.

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11:17pm 25/07/2007
  Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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09:42pm 17/06/2007
  Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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01:27am 07/05/2007
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12:34am 16/04/2007
  Erika (a friend of mine), her daughter Faye and I went over to Holy Sepluchure and Riverside Cemetery (along with what we called Peacock Cemetery as well as Charlotte Cemetery and Charlott Beach)and lemme tell you, that little girl had fun. She likes to hop on lower set headstones (despite the multiple times we told her not to do it) and she ran around to all the mausoleums and knocked on the doors saying "trick or treat" eventually she tried to use my car keys to get inside. Needless to say it didn't work.

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01:53am 08/04/2007
  12 Black and White from Mount Hope Cemetery...

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01:18pm 30/03/2007
  Theft at cemetery alleged

Court papers say ex-manager of two city facilities stole $43,000

Patrick Flanigan
Staff writer

(March 28, 2007) — The former manager of Rochester's two municipal cemeteries allegedly was involved in the theft of more than $43,000 in fraudulent commissions on cemetery plots and monuments and collected $1,000 from the sale of city-owned bronze and brass sold as scrap metal, authorities allege in court documents.
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02:47am 14/02/2007
  Mount Hope Cemetery, located on Mount Hope Ave, was founded in 1838 as a City Cemetery and is the final resting grounds for many important historical figures, such as Susan B Anthony, Frederick Douglas, John Baker, John Jacob Bausch, Henry Lomb and many more. Now almost 170 years later, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair. Many graves have been destroyed or fallen over due to ground shifts. Many mausoleums have been defiled and many graves have been desecrated with graffiti. Trash is left all over the cemetery and includes condoms, beer cans and paper. The Cemetery is city owned and there is a foundation to repair the cemetery. However, the money is not used to clean the cemetery up and the cemetery is falling further and further into disrepair. If you feel strongly that the City should take action to clean up the cemetery, please sign the petition below.


Please sign and spread the word. The cemetery desperatly needs everyones help.

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On the wings of angels... 
05:48pm 17/03/2006
  Just a few of my favourites....
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Graveyard Intro 
05:48pm 15/03/2006
mood: melancholy
I love graveyards, the older the better, or with beutiful ornate gothish statues and tombs...
This is a picture my husband took of me in a large cemetary not far from our home. We were strolling about on a perfect, warm, cloudless day, when I came across what looked like a funny white rock, or perhaps a piece of a grave. I was standing near a site that looked like it had been ruined, there was a small child's gravestone and then several empty spaces where you could tell stuff was missing. Upon further inspection of this "rock" that was catching my eye, I found it to be a carving of a sleeping white lamb, half buried in the earth face-down and caked with grime. I pried him out of the dirt, dusted him off, and set him back onto the space where he should have been. I felt he protected the child buried there, and I felt very bonded with the site.
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06:33pm 28/12/2005
  Some shots I took last fall at the Old Burying Point in Salem, MA.
I'll probably be going there tonight to stroll around. -CA
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Cemetery Special... 
05:21am 25/10/2005
  Wednesday, October 26, 8:00pm
CHANNEL 13 (KERA) Check the PBS schedule for your area by going to

An idiosyncratic tour of U.S. burial grounds by producer-narrator Rick Sebak.

Included: historic sites; cemeteries with interesting landscaping; the final resting places of notables. Traveling from Key West to central Alaska, this celebration of cemeteries takes an unusual and informative look at graves, monuments, sculpture and the way cemeteries interconnect with many aspects of modern American culture.

Program will be repeated. Find your station and time; they will also send you an email reminder about the program.

*Edit* The title is A Cemetery Special.
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03:08pm 06/09/2005

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07:00pm 22/04/2005



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10:18am 22/02/2005
For I smell of the earth and am warmed by the weather... 
11:14am 14/02/2005
mood: creative
These are some images that I shot in the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC
Several have digital enhancements, some have no enhancement whatsoever..
I think I chose the right effects to enhance each image individually and oddly enough I shot some of the images with the applied digital effects in mind.

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03:13pm 08/09/2004

Hey. I live in Queens, NY. I spend a lot of my time in Cypress Hills Cemetery. Just thought I'd share some pictures I took yesterday.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery 
01:46am 05/09/2004
mood: calm
Mt. Auburn in Boston, Massachusetts, is America's first garden cemetery and was consecrated in 1831 with the help of a man who was a well-known landscape designer at the time. I cannot remember his name, but the friend that I went with definatly knows.. It may be 'Edwardton'. Anyway, this guy made sure to place many trees and shrubs throughout the park. There's even a few ponds there. Some of the trees are very massive in girth, including a fat purple beech tree.

So, a friend and I walked around and saw hundreds of amazing gravestones and monuments. We even saw a coyote! And I got a photo of it too, rock on! There's two (that I saw, hopefully there's more?) dog statues there, one of a collie type dog and another of a bullmastiff type. There's even a largish sphynx statue, heh. There's also a 62-foot tall 'Washington tower' atop a hill. It was built in the 1850's in the old Gothic style of architecture, typical of the Gothic revival in the nineteenth century. It resembles a rook chess piece. Very cool. There are some neat buildings strewn here and there, one being an eye-catching chapel..it's very beautiful, also being designed in the Gothic style. I read in one of the brochures that the stained glass on that chapel had to be imported from Scotland, as companies that made such gothic-style stained glass were unavailable in the U.S. at the time.

The tower, after climbing the stone spiral stairs, offers an awesome view of boston all around.

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04:31pm 31/08/2004
mood: cheerful
Hey everyone. I haven't really said much around here lately, so I thought I'd stick my head in and say hi.

Thanks to everyone who's joined, and welcome to all new members! I've seen some wonderful pics posted, lots of beautiful monuments. Keep up the good work. :) I'll probably be scanning some of my own after my vacation to Washington DC (I plan on stopping in Chicago and visiting some graveyards there, and I've heard Iowa has some impressive ones as well).

Hmm... I think that's about it. Hope everyone's enjoying the community!

01:38am 28/08/2004
mood: creative
Some photos that have already been cross-posted in dark_images and gothphotography as well as my own journal.

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