From the 1920 book ‘The Modern Cemetery’ – Cemetery design as a fine art seeks to give expression to the purpose for which the design ‘is created. In other words the cemetery must look like a cemetery not like a public pleasure park or playground.
Cemeteries are timeless reminders of our own mortality. Some may see them as morbid and they are entitled to their opinions. We see the architecture of old cemeteries as art in some of its finest form – the living honoring the dead perhaps in the hope that they will be equally honored. There is something special about old cemeteries that is often lost in our modern world.
Whenever we travel we take the time to seek out these sometimes simple, often grand, places of final rest.