More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones

Cemetery statuary, headstones, and crypts hold a special fascination for a lot of people. I often wonder what on earth was going through the minds of those who commissioned some of these grave markers? Why would anyone think the addition of creepy skulls and crossbones on the monument of their loved one’s final resting place would be a good thing? Rather macabre if you ask me. Whatever possessed them, I can’t help but be intrigued.

More Curious, and Maybe Creepy, Grave Stones | Lis'Anne Harris

a deathbed of golden ferns by estruda

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Homes

I love them all and so many more. There will definitely have to be a second homes series. If anyone has any information on any of these, please share!

This most likely used to be a hotel. The image was taken upstate New York, around Hunter Mountain. http://highaperture.com

What an awesome building! This most likely used to be a hotel. The image was taken upstate New York, around Hunter Mountain. This photo has been posted on so many different sites, it was hard to tell who the original photographer was. My best guess is ckdhtc on High Aperture – only because I enlarged the photo to such a degree that I could see this on the bottom corner.  The house next to it looks to be in the same sad state of neglect. I’d love to explore both places. There are horses in the left mid image. Someone must care for them which makes me wonder if at least part of the house is occupied. A wonderful commenter took the time to find the missing answers. This is the old, abandoned Cold Springs Hotel in Tannersville, New York.

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Churches & Cemeteries

Neglected and abandoned graveyards can be found everywhere in the world. Headstones as lost and forgotten as the lives they were set to remember. Churches whose once devout congregations have dwindled to nothing, leaving their houses of worship to waste away into nothingness, eventually to be swallowed up by the earth from which they sprang. It’s really quite sad.

Church in Louisianna by Rick Galvan on Flickr

Church in Louisianna by Rick Galvan on Flickr

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