stone and dust

travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites


October 2018

Site 149: Kobe’s Foreign Municipal Cemetery

Japan has had a long, complicated history with the foreign visitors that have come to its shores, both past and present. It’s not just differences in language, dress, and every day habits, death is an issue as well. One of the first things Commodore Perry had to arrange Continue reading “Site 149: Kobe’s Foreign Municipal Cemetery”

Site 148: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

There’s something about old school Communist leaders that inspires those around to preserve them for all of eternity, despite the deceased’s personal wishes to the contrary. Lenin wanted to be buried next to his mother, but has been on Continue reading “Site 148: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum”

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