Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween & Day of the Dead…

I like exploring old graveyards and looking at the headstones. The swiftness of the passage of time is most striking in those moments. I see how long ago the people died, and I wonder about the lives that are too briefly summed up in few words engraved on stone.

Mexico (and other countries) celebrate El Dia de los Muertos — The Day of the Dead, in which the living honor those who have passed. The holiday coincides with Halloween.

Recently, my husband and I took a trip to Pennsylvania and stopped at a little furniture store. Right next door was a graveyard. I took a walk and a few photos.

In recognition of Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos, I’d like to share some photos with you:



double headstone

Psst! Did you hear something?


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3 Responses to Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween & Day of the Dead…

  1. Tara Finnegan says:

    I too love old graveyards and reading the inscriptions Cara, and trying to imagine the life that might have been lived based on the dates. Lovely photos – thanks for sharing

  2. syd waldman says:

    So sad the cemetery staff did not keep up the headstones. No burial vaults were required either… hence the leaning headstones.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      It was sad to think that this is all that is left of the people’s lives I photographed some of the oldest headstones I saw. Most of these are from the 1800s.

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