stone and dust

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



Site 156: The First Cemetery of Athens

Marble. Smooth. White. Sparkling. I’ve never seen so much marble in a cemetery before. Old graves, new graves – all marble. In fact, I think this cemetery must be about 99% marble (I just made that up, but it sure seems like it). I’m used to seeing marble used for Continue reading “Site 156: The First Cemetery of Athens”

Why Cemetery Top Ten Lists Suck

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not against lists (or more accurately, listicles) at all, as I like reading them (and, as you’ll soon see, writing them) myself. But having looked at many a top ten (or twenty) cemetery list over the past few years, I have a few issues with many of them, Continue reading “Why Cemetery Top Ten Lists Suck”

Death and Spinsterhood: It’s personal

I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with cemeteries my entire life. I remember as a child being fascinated by the old stone slab gravestones with skulls and crossbones on them, and was always hoping to come across some whenever I happened across a cemetery. However, in Continue reading “Death and Spinsterhood: It’s personal”

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