Graveyard Symbolism – What Does It All Mean?

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?

#1000Cemeteries: Ross Bay & Chinese Cemetery – Victoria, British Columbia

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

When in Texas, Visit the Dead (or something less creepy)

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)