stone and dust

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



Site 186: Edinburgh’s Old Calton Burial Ground

Edinburgh has its fair share of burial grounds, and in somewhat reverse order I visited the Old Calton Burial Ground after visiting the New one. Due to some of the monuments in the cemetery (the Martyrs’ Monument and David Hume’s mausoleum), Continue reading “Site 186: Edinburgh’s Old Calton Burial Ground”

Site 9: Vienna’s Cemetery of the Nameless

I first heard about this cemetery, probably like many others, when I saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy go here during their one day stay in Vienna in Before Sunrise. That was over 20 years ago now, but I’ve always remembered that scene and being moved by the Continue reading “Site 9: Vienna’s Cemetery of the Nameless”

The Death Tour (or my cemetery bucket list)

Okay, so that sounds dramatic. I guess it should really be called the cemetery tour, since this entire trip is based around photographing some famous and not-so-famous cemeteries around Europe, but that’s a little boring.  Continue reading “The Death Tour (or my cemetery bucket list)”

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