Most people don’t realize that headstones are speaking louder than the words written upon them. Symbols and imagery are used to add another layer of meaning to help identify the nature of those who lie beneath them. Because there are many different symbols, I’ve decided to break this post into two parts. The following are … More Graveyard Symbolism – What Does It All Mean?
Have I mentioned how much I adore my Twitter family? Because I truly do from the bottom of my little heart. I posted a poll on Twitter asking if anyone would be interested in hearing about my 1,000 Cemeteries Quest. Well, the people have spoken! Well some of you did. Okay, 16 of you did. … More 1,000 Cemeteries Quest: Update
Here’s an update, video style! XO, Angie
Of all the cemeteries I’ve visited so far (38 if you’re counting) the Glasgow Necropolis is the only cemetery that holds a special place in my heart. Five years ago I began writing a novel that would eventually become book one of my urban fantasy series called The Reaper Chronicles. The novel was supposed to … More #1000Cemeteries: The Glasgow Necropolis
As far as cemeteries go, Highgate is on the must-see list! Highgate opened its gates for business in 1839. At the time it was privately owned and operated by a company called The London Cemetery Company. They purchased the seventeen acres for a sum of £3,500 and off they went. In 1856 they opened an … More #1000Cemeteries: Highgate Cemetery, London England
In keeping with my quest to visit 1000 cemeteries (before I find my final resting place in one) I decided to hit up two of Victoria’s cemeteries. I’ve visited Ross Bay Cemetery before but this time I was able to spend a bit more time strolling through the headstones. One of Canada’s oldest Victorian-era burial … More #1000Cemeteries: Ross Bay & Chinese Cemetery – Victoria, British Columbia
Recently I visited my lovely friends Anna and Brian in Austin, Texas and they – being ever so nice – indulged my creepy request to check out the Oakwood Cemetery. Oakwood Cemetery is number 16 on the road to visiting 1000 cemeteries. Originally called the City Cemetery, Oakwood dates back to the mid 1850s and … More When in Texas, Visit the Dead (or something less creepy)