I love cemeteries because of the history that lies beneath. Every person has a story to tell and sometimes, through their headstones, you can see a little bit of them. It also shows how much they were loved. I’ve always believed that cemeteries aren’t for the dead, they’re for the living. I also love the beauty of the headstones and statuary. Some of the most gorgeous statues I’ve seen are in cemeteries. Cemeteries help us cope with loss and remind us that death is always near. There is beauty in death. It reminds those left behind that life is precious and may end tomorrow.
This blog is a collection of my statuary and cemetery photos. I may occasionally post photos that are not my own but I will make every effort to provide accurate link info. Submissions of your photos are always welcome!
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