Cemeteries are for the Living, not the Dead.
another of Locust Hill - edited just a bit.  but more or less a straight shot.

another of Locust Hill - edited just a bit.  but more or less a straight shot.

This is a composite of two pics taken last Sunday.  I pass this cemetery, Locust Hill in Dover NJ often.  I live about six blocks from here, and this road leads straight to the NJ Transit station in Dover where I board my train each morning (at 5:32 AM).  I thought of your blog when edited this - its a “lomo effect” shot.

This is a composite of two pics taken last Sunday.  I pass this cemetery, Locust Hill in Dover NJ often.  I live about six blocks from here, and this road leads straight to the NJ Transit station in Dover where I board my train each morning (at 5:32 AM).  I thought of your blog when edited this - its a “lomo effect” shot.

Denville NJ, peasant memorials

Denville NJ, peasant memorials

denville cemetery

denville cemetery

these are the sorts of memorials ordinary folks seem to set up.

these are the sorts of memorials ordinary folks seem to set up.

I visited an old cemetery in Jersey City, NJ.  This is the oldest, but it was in pretty bad shape till a volunteer group took it over.  They are doing good work, but the grounds are physically in need of serious regrading.  The Harsimus Cemetery (or Historic Jersey City Cemetery) is on a busy avenue (Newark Ave) and has no real parking. Its a cemetery from the old days.  The city has larger drivable cemeteries at the edge of town on Rt 440.  

I visited an old cemetery in Jersey City, NJ.  This is the oldest, but it was in pretty bad shape till a volunteer group took it over.  They are doing good work, but the grounds are physically in need of serious regrading.  

The Harsimus Cemetery (or Historic Jersey City Cemetery) is on a busy avenue (Newark Ave) and has no real parking. Its a cemetery from the old days.  The city has larger drivable cemeteries at the edge of town on Rt 440.  

this is why I started taking cemetery pictures.  someone who does not live near a cemetery wants a photo of the memorial.  i volunteered to take pics near my home.  this request came, and i found it.  married 39 years when she died.  the husband survived her.  i will be married 39 years next year..  hope my wife and i have many more years.

this is why I started taking cemetery pictures.  someone who does not live near a cemetery wants a photo of the memorial.  i volunteered to take pics near my home.  this request came, and i found it.  

married 39 years when she died.  the husband survived her.  i will be married 39 years next year..  hope my wife and i have many more years.

This blog has grown by leaps and bounds since I first started it. Glad to know so many of you enjoy cemeteries as much as I do! Hopefully, with the warmer weather, I’ll be able to make it out to my local cemeteries in my down time. I’ve only got my camera phone for now, but it takes some decent photos. I’d also like to remind you that you all are more than welcome to submit your photos to be published here! A big thanks to tmcke for being a regular submitter to For The Living! 

Urban Cemetery

Urban Cemetery

the Brahn memorial

the Brahn memorial

the white monument on the left is clearly home made.  

the white monument on the left is clearly home made.  

at Jersey City Harsimus

at Jersey City Harsimus

interesting monument

interesting monument

another urban view.  that’s all for today.

another urban view.  that’s all for today.