I like the different perspective that the winter brings to Bellefontaine Cemetery with the leaves off the trees, as the lay of the land is more obvious with its undulations and dips and bobs. The light is harsh and stark,… Continue Reading
We took a walk around the inside of the Western Lutheran Cemetery to take a closer look at some of the tombstones and monuments. I discovered that a Lutheran congregation in St. Louis County has been helping to maintain the… Continue Reading
I experimented around with different vantage points of the Busch Mausoleum, which was looking resplendent in the autumn light at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
There was a golden layer of leaves on the ground in Bellefontaine Cemetery when I visited a couple of weeks ago, and the light made everything glow.
It was an overcast day, but the din of combines harvesting corn was in the air. It was a beautiful sight to behold out in the countryside.
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery lies just inside the city limits of St. Louis; there is a small neighborhood in between it and the River des Peres. It is not to be confused with the now-decommissioned Old St. Marcus Cemetery,… Continue Reading
I went back by Father Dickson Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery off of Sappington Road, which I visited back in 2015 for a story for St. Louis Magazine. It still looks great, and is a model for maintaining a… Continue Reading
I can’t imagine that Louis Obert was not thinking of his fellow beer baron Anton Griesedieck’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery when commissioning his own grave in New St. Marcus Cemetery, where the stepson of Adam Lemp and his family is… Continue Reading
I stopped around the center of Bellefontaine Cemetery and noticed a couple of elegant family plots, including the Campbell and Ranken squares, each centered around an obelisk. But I was also intrigued by this monument with a mother and two… Continue Reading