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#76 eatnama

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:33 AM

I've been intrigued by the Books of the Dead ever since I saw the Wisconsin Death Trip document. I didn't check out the links yet, because I'm at work and there are constantly people passing behind my back so looking pics of dead people might not be such a good idea...

I'd like to thank Loganinkosovo for giving me the final push to visit a certain graveyard in Helsinki (website). It was taken into use in 1829.

There is also an old cemetary right in the heart of Helsinki. It's official name is Vanha kirkkopuisto, The old church yard (wikipedia), but locals know it as the Plague park. People have been buried there since the middle ages and in 1710 over a thousand plague victims were buried there. In 1770-1829 it was the city's official burial ground until the above mentioned site was taken into use.
After that, this site has seen two burials: in 1918 the Finnish and German soldiers who died in Helsinki in the Finnish civil war were buried there - and in 1919 the Finnish volunteers who participated in the Estonian liberation war.
These days this site is a popular picnic place and in summer nights a drinking/partying place - even though there are several tombstones still standing and reminding of the plague and dead soldiers. Yes, we Finns are weird :)

I'll try visiting both places next week and get you some pics to show ASAP. I've been to the Plague park several times (my favourite pub used to be right by it), but I've never been to the newer place.

I'd also like to share with you Flickr album (not mine!) of a place called Stagliano Cemetary in Genoa, Italy. I once saw a document about it and I'd love to see it someday, if I ever get to travel to Italy.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

These are some very interesting topics and photos. I always like learning about things like this.

For the record though the part about thanatos meaning death is a western misuse of the word. In Greek thanatos means death yes but it's more in the sense of part of the chain. A more accurate translation would be mortality or the fate of mortals. It's tricky to translate.

Another word for God in Greek is the athanatos which means the undying or the immortal.

Still! Keep the pics coming! :)

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:56 PM

These are some very interesting topics and photos. I always like learning about things like this.

For the record though the part about thanatos meaning death is a western misuse of the word. In Greek thanatos means death yes but it's more in the sense of part of the chain. A more accurate translation would be mortality or the fate of mortals. It's tricky to translate.

Another word for God in Greek is the athanatos which means the undying or the immortal.

Still! Keep the pics coming! :)



Thanks, Eatnama and Spook. Glad you like the subject.


I went to edgar allan poe's grave yesterday.


Westminister Church and Burial Ground, Baltimore, Maryland.




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Poe's new resting place on the corner just inside the burial ground.

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The graves inside the thick black outlines are actually under the Church now.


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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:16 PM

This little guy sat just a few feet to the right of Poe's original grave the whole time I was in the cemetery.....most of which I was by myself....a bit unnerving, to say the least. :)

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I couldn't help thinking about and humming this song after meeting the Raven at Poe's Grave.




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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:09 PM

More St. Joeseph's Cemetery, Texas Station/Cockeysville/Hunt Valley, Maryland




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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:51 AM

I've always been interested in death, I always thought it was a weird character trait I had for living next to a graveyard.

Nice to know it has a defining catagory and description.
My affinity lies towards old graves, the older the better... guess that makes me more of an archaeologist :whoohoo:

Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:19 PM

I've always been interested in death, I always thought it was a weird character trait I had for living next to a graveyard.

Nice to know it has a defining catagory and description.
My affinity lies towards old graves, the older the better... guess that makes me more of an archaeologist :clap:

Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures.



You are most welcome.

Glad to have you aboard!
The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:40 AM

Custer National Cemetery, at the Little Bighorn Battlefield Nat'l Park.
Veterans and their families, from the Indian Wars through Vietnam are interred here. I didn't get too many good, detailed shots of the markers, as I was more interested in the battlefield itself. Sorry.


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Way too young to be here:
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Monument to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment who fought in the Bear Paw Battle, the last major engagement of the Indian Wars:
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More to come..
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

Custer Nat'l Cemetary, cont'd:

Montana Territory campaign monument:
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Grave of Maj Marcus Reno, Custer's 2nd-in-command. He's often (wrongly) blamed for the defeat at little Bighorn, despite being exonerrated by the Army. He was later courts-martialed for conduct unbecoming of an officer, and discharged.
In 1967, the army overturned the conviction, and allowed him to be buried at the little Bighorn, near his comrades.
He's the only member of the 7th to be buried in the Cemetery.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:38 PM

Rose Hill Cemetery
Somersville Townsite
Black Diamond Mines
California


(Pioneer Cemetery at Somersville Townsite. Just the other side of the Mountain from where my home is in Northern California)



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The Story of Rose Hill Cemetery.......

Ghosts of Mt. Diablo
By William Mero
Once the hustle and bustle of coal miners, narrow gauge railroads, teamsters and adventurous entrepreneurs echoed off steep canyon walls. Now only the wind makes lonely sounds across the deserted foothills of the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. During the 1860's to the early 1900's, the northern flank of Mt. Diablo contained the largest coal mining operation in California. Five lively towns, Nortonville, Somersville, Stewartville, West Hartley and Judsonville supported numerous business men, prostitutes, miners and their families.
Coal mine disasters, deaths from childbirth, diphtheria, typhoid, small pox and scarlet fever killed many men, women and children who had come to the Mt. Diablo mines. The dead needed a place of burial. Protestants were buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The cemetery lies between the coal mining settlements of Nortonville and Somersville. It sits high above the valley floor marked by a tiny grove of dark, lonely trees standing stark against bare hillsides. Grief stricken mothers and wives once sobbed as their men and children were laid to rest among these lonely but peaceful hills. In those days rose bushes, irises and ivy grew on the gravesites making the cemetery a peaceful oasis among the arid foothills and dirty, black tailing of the coal mines. The only things that remain today are Italian cypresses, pepper trees and bird of paradise bushes. All else is gone except for the remains of the vandalized gravesites.
A few markers of those buried there are still readable. Those that do remain are a sad but fascinating window into the struggles and heartaches of the early Contra Costa settlers. In the upper part of the cemetery, there is the tiny grave of Robert Anderson, killed at the age of five when he grabbed the tail of a horse in his father's Somerville blacksmith shop.
Barely recognizable, the David Griffith gravesite marks the resting spot of a miner dead from a mine explosion in 1876. Other miners, names lost to the passage of time and vandals, are buried nearby. Now nearly gone, there once was a large brick enclosure holding the remains of miners killed in a Nortonville mine accident. A white, bronze monument erected to their memory vanished long ago.
One of the most interesting inhabitants of the Rose Hill Cemetery has to be Sarah Norton, widow of Noah Norton, the founder of Nortonville. Sarah was reportedly not a very religious person. In fact her reputation was one of a non-believer. An independent soul, Sarah Norton was also known for her prickly personality. What made Sarah important and treasured by the community was her skill as a midwife. She was in high demand and was accustomed to being called out in all kinds of weather and at any hour of the night or day.
Sarah was going to visit a sick woman when her horse bolted and ran. Sarah was thrown from her buggy and killed on October 5, 1879. Newspaper reports of the funeral make for interesting reading. As her body was being brought into the church, a huge, violent storm crashed over the hills causing the horses to stampede, disrupting the funeral and driving the people back to their homes. The next day her friends tried to resume the funeral at the church. Once more a giant storm broke before they were through again causing her mourners to flee from the sacred ground. It was then decided to put Sarah Norton in the Rose Hill Cemetery without a religious service. This time the atmosphere remained calm and Sarah was successfully planted to the relief of the entire community.
Since then her apparition has reportedly lingered in the area. Some whisper that perhaps it is because she lacked a proper Christian burial. The site of her hasty entombment has numerous tales of hauntings. Some claim they have seen Sarah Norton as a "white witch," "glowing lady" or "gliding woman" who roams the night in the hills surrounding the Rose Hill Cemetery. Other sightings of "restless souls" near the Rose Hill Cemetery are reported to include a phantom, a horse-drawn hearse, 13 children dressed in black, and a glowing cross hovering about two feet off the ground.
The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:05 PM

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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:22 PM

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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:36 AM

More South West Michigan



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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:30 PM

Even more South West Michigan


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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:42 AM

Hi Everyone,

I've been on a bit of a sabbatical.

I've spent the months since I last posted in Sunny Afghanistan. Not to many cemeteries to photograph here unless you count the old Russian Air Force Boneyard across the way. ;)

Here I am freezing my butt off in a blackhawk this winter.

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Not the next happening tourist stop by any stretch of the imagination......


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the accommodations are rather grand though....


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We were very proud of our Christmas Tree!


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The natives are still a wee bit restless.......

But as you see, the armor holds up pretty well.


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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything!""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell"Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan"Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan"An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan




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