Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, MA
These were my 10 favorite photos out of the hundred of so that I took while visiting back in October.
Ink on claybord - 12x24”
I can’t get my images to look good on tumblr, I’ve tried a bunch of different themes and whatnot but they always come out all moire-y and fuzzy… but oh well! Check out a bigger pic on my blog
I used some reference for the statues, most from Pere Lachaise cemetary in Paris.
I’ll be picking someone for a free print later on!
Saints Innocents Church, Cemetery and the Catacombs.
The Saints Innocents Cemetery is a defunct cemetery in Paris that was used from the Middle Ages until the late 18th century. It was the oldest and largest cemetery in Paris and had often been used for mass graves. It was closed because of overuse in 1780, and in 1786 the bodies were exhumed and transported to the unused subterranean quarries near Montparnasse known as the Catacombs. The place Joachim-du-Bellay in the Les Halles district now covers the site of the cemetery.
Make an offer if you dare! £60,000 house for sale with 24,000 graves in back garden
The perfect Halloween home is to be sold at auction this week - a disused cemetery lodge house with 24,000 graves in the garden.
St James Cemetery Lodge, in Bath, Somerset, sits on the gate of a graveyard and is “just yards away” from thousands of interments.
Potential buyers will not have to take out a large ‘morgue-age’ on the property though, as it is only expected to fetch between £60,000 and £80,000 at auction.
The Victorian Grade II listed two-bedroom house is being sold by Bath and North East Somerset Council to raise cash for local services.
It was first opened, along with the grave yard, in 1861, but was closed to new interments in 1937 when burials transferred to another site in the city.