Archive for April, 2010
An early spring photo from St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington, Wisconsin. With the leafless trees and gentle blue sky, it’s a mix between beautiful and a sinister this time of the year.
Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee is one of the city’s most famous cemeteries. Though, I have no family buried there, Laura Ann at “Dreaming About Home” wrote up a nice post about her trip to Calvary Cemetery.
I ran across a show on Netflix about cemeteries that was definitely interesting. Any of you out there with Netflix access may enjoy it. It is also available for “Instant Streaming” so you can either watch it on your PC directly or any other device you use for that (like the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.)
It’s called Rick Sebak: A Cemetery Special from 2005. Netflix’s descriptions says:
Writer-producer Rick Sebak serves as your tour guide for this hourlong journey through America’s most notable cemeteries, examining the history and artistry of headstones, crypts, monuments and family plots. Stopping in Florida, Alaska and numerous points in between, this fascinating program explores humans’ diverse methods for honoring the departed — and the myriad ways in which graveyards relate to modern culture.
It’s an interesting look at this history of modern-day cemeteries and a nice tour of some of the country’s more popular locations.