28 October 2012

Alta Vista - Gainesville Georgia

The "high view" from Alta Vista always offers some interesting photo opps.

Alta Vista

25 October 2012

Weather Channel's List of Must-See Historic Cemeteries

Just in time for Halloween, the Weather Channel published their list of 15 of the most historic cemeteries in the US. I'd say they are pretty much spot on here. Oakland in Atlanta, Mt Auburn in Boston, St. Louis in New Orleans, Bonaventure in Savannah, Green-Wood in Brooklyn, and others.  I will have to add Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery in San Diego to my own list for a future visit..
15 Must-See Historic Cemeteries Across the U.S.

Winterville Cemetery - Winterville Georgia

Winterville is a small town just east of Athens. The Winterville Cemetery sits just outside town, surrounded by woods and hay fields.

04 October 2012

Queen of Heaven

Architecutural photographer John Faier spent seven years photographing large community mausoleums in the Chicago area that were built in the 50's and 60's. Wired magazine recently ran a story about his project titled Hotels for the Dead: Mausoleums Reveal Spectral Light and Kitsch Decor. His own website includes many of the photos as well: Queen of Heaven. His project is much more focused than mine here. This focus helps make it even clearer how the art, architecture and design of our burying spaces reflect the broader culture of their times.