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Tag: Cemeteries

Adolphe Sax and the Cimetière de Montmartre

I’m going to slip in a post from Paris because a few days ago it was Adolphe Sax’s 201st birthday…

Victoria Harbour and Burlington

The next destination on the find-all-the-places-with-harbour-in-the-name roadtrip is Victoria Harbour: the place that doesn’t actually exist. I think Victoria harbour…

Winding Roads and More Graveyards

The winding and dipping roads between Hall’s Harbour and Baxter’s Harbour pass through Gibson Woods, named after George Gibson (d….

Hi Jolly Cemetery

The Hi Jolly Memorial is popular roadside stop in Quartzsite for people travelling south through Arizona; the pyramid shaped memorial…

Sitgreaves Pass

Sitgreaves Pass, named after Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, is a winding road that passes through the Black Mountains. This is the…

Ludlow Ghost Town and Cemetery

As you meander down Route 66 towards Arizona from California, you’ll inevitably stumble upon a little place called Ludlow. There…

Calico Cemetery

The Calico Ghost Town by itself told me very little about the silver mining community that once existed there. The…

Père Lachaise and it’s Cats

Most people come to Cimetière du Père Lachaise looking for Jim Morrison’s grave. Say what you will, but this small…

Cimetière des Chiens

The French love their dogs and the most snooty of the snooty can bury them (or other pets) in the…

Les catacombes et les ossuaries

Homo sicut fenum dies ejus, tanquam flos agri sic efflorebit quoniam spiritus pertransibit in illo et non subsistet et non…

Bob of the Boulevard

There’s hardly a person alive who doesn’t know Bob Hope or the impact he had on the entertainment industry. He…

El Cerrito. Sunset View. Paul Baloff.

For frequent searchers of Paul’s grave location: Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito. Heian Garden, Row 2, Grave 66B. There…

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