Thursday, December 29, 2011

photo meme: taphophile tragics

One of the Oakland blogs I follow and enjoy is Oakland Daily Photo. Besides showing great photos from around Oakland, Carolyn also takes part in various photo memes. One that caught my attention recently is called called "taphophile tragics", and was highlighted in her recent post featuring the Schmidt angel.

A taphophile is someone who is interested in funerals, graves and cemeteries. Which I guess includes me, at least for the graves and cemeteries part. In the last couple of months I've taken hundreds of pictures of the Mountain View Cemetery (250+ posted, no idea how many total I took.) My addition to the meme is a some of my favorites, shown below.

Related posts:
Mountain View Cemetery: Founders
Mountain View Cemetery: Symbols
Mountain View Cemetery


Julie said...

Thank you for your contribution, Gene. I apologise for taking so long to respond to your post, but I had to travel away for two days.

Mountain View is a gorgeous looking cemetery, with some elaborate and unusual monuments, for example the pyramid. Never seen anything like that here in Australia. Over the next few days I hope to get to look through some of your older posts on MVC.

In the meantime, I would like to thank you for contributing to my new meme. Your support is much appreciated.

Gene said...

I'm happy to participate. Mountain View Cemetery is quite remarkable.