Cemeteries, though not traditionally lively places, can nevertheless be quite picturesque and pleasant spots to spend a bit of time, assuming you don’t have any particularly terrible associations. There are flowers everywhere, and benches, and more often than not, they’re dead quiet. The SVA Pictures Collection has two folders dedicated to the subject of cemeteries, totalling around 200 images. Among them are pictures of your standard gravestones, but there are also some pictorial gems of a less conventional variety - a marble sculpture of a mother sleeping with her child, an intricately carved mausoleum, Al Capone’s modest grave… Cemeteries are, by nature, morbid, but they can also be artistic sites - or, at the very least, locations for some very well-thought out encounters with stone. Come by the Pictures Collection for a look at a diverse array of approaches to mourning, memorial and death.
For more picture, see the previous post Cemeteries.