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Feb. 27th, 2010 @ 08:08 pm Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans
Recently I went back home for Mardi Gras and then after the formal ball, we went over to New Orleans for a couple of days to visit (who'd thunk we'd end up in the French Quarter the day after the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl...it was a madhouse...but a very happy madhouse) Anyway, while I was there I went out early one morning to go visit the Metairie Cemetery (that I'd been to some years before) but this time I'd packed my camera...too bad my batteries weren't lasting very long. Still, it's one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the U.S. and I have a few photos to show you.

Click the above photo to be taken to the album.


You can learn more about the cemetery by going here.
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geckoman:
Aug. 1st, 2009 @ 06:10 pm Greetings from New Jersey
Current Location: Home
Current Music: The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
Hello, I wish everyone here greetings. I have enjoyed this community, and have had a fascination with grave yards for some time, the craftsmanship, and artistainship that can be found there can be completly amazing. This is my first time contributing to a live journal community and I hope that my offerings , while humble, are acceptable for all. :)




This moment above was captured as a small treat, you can see all of the stones in this area are older, there was no new graves anywhere near, I joked with myself saying they must have dropped in on an old friend.






the second picture above I enjoyed immensely, now a days you do see many intricate markers, or themed markers, but none of them in my opinion have the same flair and style of these older stones. I should have taken a closer picture of the hand with the finger pointing up, just to show the artisanship... to think they did that with their hands. truely amazing. This was not the oldest marker in this graveyard, but none the less, it was quite beautiful. I may post some more photo's as I sort through what I have. All critiques are welcome.


The graveyard is in Hackettstown , New Jersey, and is off of Mountain Avenue. After a bad breakup, it was quite good to get out, and do something that I enjoyed. And I hope that my pictures bring you some pleasure too.

cheers.
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hermetic_seal1:
Sep. 9th, 2008 @ 08:14 pm In Need of Some Help
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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tonedeaftalent:
Apr. 6th, 2008 @ 11:05 pm (no subject)

With Only Each Other For Company
Cemetery on sunny afternoon
Tonopah, NV
March 2008

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oregongirl:
Oct. 22nd, 2007 @ 02:46 pm Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin Ireland


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Jul. 30th, 2007 @ 05:26 pm (no subject)
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Jul. 25th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm 19 B&W From Random Cemeteries
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Jul. 1st, 2007 @ 09:32 pm Cave Hill Cemetery; Louisville, Kentucky
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands OST
A few weeks ago, during Memorial Day weekend, I visited Louisville, Kentucky for a convention I've worked at for the past decade or so. I've been wanting to visit this particular cemetery for some time as it is one of the older cemeteries in the area, plus it is the final resting place of Colonel Harlan Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame.

I took me a while to find the cemetery in the first place and I finally managed to locate it just as it was opening for the day. I figured that it wouldn't be too hard to find the Colonel's gravesite, but I was wrong. The place is HUGE! I must of spent an hour and a half driving through the the wonderful statuary and mausoleums. I never found it. When I got back home, I went online to find out that there's a yellow line painted on the roadside that leads you right to the grave. D'oh! Oh well, I have lots of nice photos otherwise and I'll have an excuse to go back next year.



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Jun. 22nd, 2007 @ 01:28 am 14 Icons
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Jun. 17th, 2007 @ 09:39 pm (no subject)
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