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Hi Jolly Cemetery

The Hi Jolly Memorial is popular roadside stop in Quartzsite for people travelling south through Arizona; the pyramid shaped memorial shows up on all the “Roadside America,” “RoadTripper,” and road trip planning sites. I drove to the memorial and thought… Continue Reading →

Sitgreaves Pass

Sitgreaves Pass, named after Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, is a winding road that passes through the Black Mountains. This is the route from Oatman to Kingman AZ and it is not a road for the faint of heart. It is very… Continue Reading →

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 are so many small abandoned towns in this area but the thing that makes this one stand out is its… Continue Reading →

Calico Cemetery

The Calico Ghost Town by itself told me very little about the silver mining community that once existed there. The history was pretty typical and vanilla and exactly what I’d expect for a pay-to-enter family park. There’s tons of information… Continue Reading →

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 and rather unassuming headstone (#8) gets a lot of attention and draws crowds. It’s not hard to find, just follow… Continue Reading →

Cimetière des Chiens

The French love their dogs and the most snooty of the snooty can bury them (or other pets) in the Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques in the Paris suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine. It’s a long, densely packed, but surprisingly… Continue Reading →

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 cognoscet amplius locum suum. A man, his days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he… Continue Reading →

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 is a star amongst stars and the inspiration for many who we now consider famous. This is why I was… Continue Reading →

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 is a koi pond and garden below the grave. I’m currently on a project with a company that works with… Continue Reading →

Cementerio Central de Bogotá

Much like places like Glasnevin and Colma, this is Bogotá’s city of the dead. There are more cemeteries in the city (e.g. Jaime Garzón is buried in the Jardines de la Paz; there is also an English Protestant Cemetery that… Continue Reading →

A Crypt, Death, Murder, and a Party

If you meander between Stanford University and the Stanford Shopping Centre, you’ll find a large tract of land that remains largely forgotten and untouched. It has been left to nature and is overrun by plants, gophers, birds, and ghosts of… Continue Reading →

Rose Hill Cemetery, Antioch

The hike out to this particular cemetery was difficult. It was brutally hot and there is little in the way of shade, directions aren’t exactly the best, and during the walk I was stalked by a coyote for most of… Continue Reading →

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