Spindly trees, rusted gates, crumbling stone, a solitary mourner: these things come to mind when we think of cemeteries.
But not long ago, many burial grounds were lively places, with gardens and crowds of people — and for much of human history, we didn’t bury our dead at all.
How did cemeteries become what they are today?
Let’s all go dancing with Rep. Lewis because it’s Friday.
After weeks of not being able to visit my favorite ‘found art’ wall in Pioneer Square I went back and found a boodle of some really great murals.
They were a little strange, a little odd.
In other words they were right up my alley!
Photographed in Seattle, Washington
Daily Addictions Prompt Bonanza
All Souls’ Day was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread throughout the Christian world. People held festivals for the dead long before Christianity. It was Saint Odilo, the abbot of Cluny in France, who in the 10th century, proposed that the day after All Saints’ Day be set […]
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