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#cemetery #tombstone #tombs #graveyard #epitaph #mortuary #churchyard #church cemetery #graves #resting place #necropolis

"Why are we here? Graveyards are creepy..." "Don't be scared. Just hold your breath as we go past and the spirits won't know we're here."

Cemetery in Hungary. This is the way I think all cemeteries look. Foggy and Shadowy

Burial Hill Plymouth, MA The tombstones were so old it was amazing to read some of them. It is a hike up a hill but worth it. Also went to a halloween tour through here at dark.

Burial Hill Plymouth, MA I used to eat lunch here when I worked in Plymouth.

I've often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in..... it's very different.

I& often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in.

We love this helpful graphic to understand what tombstone symbols represent.  Credit: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-graphic-guide-to-cemetery-symbolism

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

This cemetery symbolism infographic from Atlas Obscura details the meaning of the most commonly used decorative gravestone markers.

Albany Rural Cemetery - a good guide to common cemetery symbols. I will never look at graves the same..... :'(

Albany Rural Cemetery - a good guide to common cemetery symbols and what certain symbols on graves mean. I will never look at graves the same.

Kitten found outside the priests' entrance who spent the next 15 years as 'Church Cat'.

The Church Cat! A kitten that was found outside the priests' entrance spent the next 15 years as "Church Cat." The cat was recalled by blind organist Alfred Hollins.

https://flic.kr/p/9JwzJw | Wiener Zentralfriedhof - Central Cemetery in Vienna | Wiener Zentralfriedhof bei Tor 1 - Central Cemetery in Vienna at gate 1

https://flic.kr/p/9JwzJw | Wiener Zentralfriedhof - Central Cemetery in Vienna | Wiener Zentralfriedhof bei Tor 1 - Central Cemetery in Vienna at gate 1

he was buried in an old cemetery, one that was abandoned and beautiful, she stood there once, in a bright yellow sundress, the first one in years that had never seen blood. she could not bring herself to wearing black, that was a color for death, not goodbye and forgiveness

sunbeams sunrays through trees on cemetery tombstones graveyard, sunrise sunset

I always thought this was just called "weird." Now I can tell people, "I'm a taphophile."

taphophilia (n.) passion and enjoyment for cemeteries. Often practices involve graveyard photography and/or art, epitaphs, interests in (famous) deaths, gravestone rubbing.

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