199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

Book - 2017
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A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents .
More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city.
199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316438438
Branch Call Number: 363.7509 Rho
Characteristics: xi, 228 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm


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Nov 21, 2018

Very cool, comprehensive compendium of noteworthy cemeteries to visit in the USA and beyond, illustrated with brief and longer summaries of what it is that makes the cemetery a noteworthy spot. I would have loved to have seen even more photos, but if you are like me and find it fascinating to visit an old cemetery filled with history and character, you will find this interesting to look through.

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