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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Death in America


Visiting and photographing this little New England cemetery was one of the highlights of a trip to upstate New York six years ago. The attraction of burial sites for photographers is something for which I've never seen a satisfactory explanation. Maybe I'll get around one day to attempting a solution to that riddle. In the meantime, let me just note that cemeteries and family photo albums fulfill some of the same purposes.

I got to thinking about this topic thanks to a blog I visit daily, Design Observer. The posting is an extensive excerpt from the recently published book, Cemeteries, by architectural historian,Keith Eggener.

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