This site is comprised of a few cemetery shots spanning from the east coast to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. My background is photography and graphic arts, thus there are no words--and where there are, I usually misspell them! Enjoy! (all photos ©1996-2002)
This one is funny, only because at first glance my friend and I thought it was a hand!
Within this huge cemetery, the Jewish section was crammed into this tight little space. Kinda odd.
I received a wonderful email today (3/18/05) in response to this picture and my comment. Prepare to be enlightened!
"In 1860, Atlanta was home to about 50 Jewish citizens. The Hebrew Benevolent Society purchased a burial plot within the Original Six Acres. Now known as the Old Jewish Grounds, it is the second oldest Jewish burial ground in Georgia. In 1892, the Hebrew Benevolent Society (The Temple) acquired yet another, much larger plot and sold one fourth of it to a newly formed synagogue, Ahavath Achim. The Ahavath Achim, made up mainly of newly arrived immigrants from Russia, developed what is perhaps the most visually compelling area of Oakland, often described as "forest like" because of 7-foot markers tightly packed together.... and there you have it..." Keith - Atlanta
The next 3 shots are all from the same crypt, The Richards Family.
I particularly like the gargoyles!
This is the interior.
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