Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Today, I will conclude this year’s exploration of the headstones in our oldest New England burying grounds. Should you come to Boston, there are three burying grounds you must see. They are all within walking distance and found along the Freedom Trail. This burying ground overlooks the Old North Church.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

This wonderful stone has the cartoon on the top arch. The boarder has wonderful carvings of hourglasses, corn cobs, grapes and cherries. Take a look.

Click to enlarge. ©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Please pardon the mud on this stone. We had heavy rains the day before we went to Boston. But look a the wonderful carvings on this headstone.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Another wonderful cartoon with the grim reaper (see the scythe?) and points out that time flies.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Here is the full stone for you to read.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

I hope you have enjoyed the headstones I’ve posted. Have a happy Halloween. Momento Mori.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

3 comments:

sheila lynch said...

beautiful and creepy together, excellent post!

Dawn Fine said...

Awesome scary!

KatNell said...

Great pictures! Kathie (from kathiesbirds) and I were touring Copp's Hill Burying Ground last Monday. What an amazing place.

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