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There is something fascinating about old creepy graves and tombstones with epitaphs that freeze strange messages into time. Even more interesting are the histories associated with the people in those graves — histories with enough details to wildly spark our curiosity and imagination. Image credit: Dartmoor Walks.
List of famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculptures, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, Augustus Saint-Gaudens has created some of the most historic sculptures of all time. These popular Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculptures fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now.
Ed Snyder began this blog in order to share his decade-long experience with all things cemeterial. As a photographer specializing in images of cemetery statuary, I've run into some interesting people, had some unexplainable experiences, and had a lot of fun. Dear Ed, it really grieves me to correct you but we need to get some facts straight no pun intended here: The biggest issue with your article is the bit whith the Victorian era and the english cemeteries: The victorian era was one of the most prudish era of them all! It shows indeed at the cemeteries in London i've visited 3 out of the magnificent seven; Highgate even twice that the angels from that era are not even remotly sexy or even mourn-porn as your friend put it
SHE might not look so tough, but this young woman made of marble has survived wind, rain, vandalism, banishment and decapitation. She returned to her post among the Botanic Gardens' palms and clivias yesterday, complete with a new head, hand and foot. Restored beauty
The immense statue, installed in City Hall Park, featured a naked, hulking man representing virtue, standing atop nude female figures, representing vice. Later, art critics lamented the inelegance of the work. Time healed no wounds.
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Olsen, the director of historical services at Woodlawn, adds that Harkness was not alone in wanting a mausoleum in the same style, and created with the same hands, as his lifetime milieu. Established, inas a more convenient alternative to Green-Wood Cemetery early advertisements emphasized its location as only thirty minutes from Manhattan by train, unlike the ferry journey to BrooklynWoodlawn Cemetery tells a story rich with railroad lore, new-money positioning, design trends, and the history of craft. The exhibition, co-organized by Woodlawn Cemetery and Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, at Columbia University, is drawn from archives donated to Avery, inmuseum loans, and the thirteen hundred mausoleums themselves. It combines architectural drawings, vintage photographs, and early maps with marble busts, wrought-iron gates, and a huge stained-glass window—all the better to express the diversity of cemetery enterprise.
Pieve di Cento is a town of around 7, people, located just north of Bologna in Northern Italy. Although Bologna and the surrounding region is home to a small but growing number of Muslims, the Catholic Church still reigns supreme, with nine out of ten residents calling themselves Catholics. Locals were surprised, then, when someone at a cemetery in Pieve di Cento erected black sheets to hide crucifixes on the graves, Il Giornale reported on Monday.