Cruising Cemeteries around the Globe

Touring Graveyards for History and Understanding

Avian art marking a grave at St. Matthew's Church in Bedford, N.Y. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Avian art marking a grave at St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, N.Y. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

I suppose if you are bashful, a cemetery is a great place to visit given that no one is likely to talk to you much. I like cemeteries for the opportunities they provide to commune with the universe, to learn a bit about history, and to appreciate how other cultures treat both death and life. Apparently I’m not alone in seeking out these slightly offbeat destinations; cemetery tourism is increasingly mainstream, so much so that it was covered in the Chicago Tribune recently and I was quoted: Irene Levine, Nothing like a cemetery to enliven a trip, Chicago Tribune (July 8, 2015).

Here is some of the coverage of cemeteries in the BashfulAdventurer.com:

United States

Connecticut

Florida

Louisiana

Massachusetts

New York State

Rhode Island

Virginia

Tranquility at a graveyard in Belize Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Tranquility at a graveyard in Belize
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Belize

Ecuador

France

Iceland

Mexico

Peru

Grave marker of Anastasia Romanov at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Grave marker of Anastasia Romanov at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Russia

—Lori Tripoli

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