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Human & Individual

In Cemeteries, Individual, Public, Shared space on March 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

Just as entire gardens of the dead for the living can reflect the immense variety of the life experiences of the dead, so too can memorials, headstones, and markers….

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David Crowe’s Stone ring, in Kilkenny limestone with a stainless steel bar

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Art and Memory Design

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Stone Forest Design’s Water Table

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John Das Design

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Den Bosch Cemetery, Den Bosch, Holland

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“Traditional” but unique: Greta Garbo’s grave in Skogskyrkogården Cemetery, Stockholm.

designed collaboratively by Wilson's long-term associates Peter Saville and Ben Kelly with Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson

designed collaboratively by Wilson’s long-term associates Peter Saville and Ben Kelly with Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson

Designed by  Fred Troller

Designed by Fred Troller

Care to pause, reflect, and enjoy here?

In Cemeteries, Public, Shared space on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Charles Jencks: Metaphysical Landscapes at Jupiter Artland

Ahhhh…spaces for people: the ones who use these spaces…..

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Garden Villa Noailles, France

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Glenham Circular Landscape Tree

Jas joyce's grave Zurich

James Joyce’s grave Zurich

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Jefferson Memorial in Jefferson Garden University of Missouri

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

Nitobe Memorial Gardens at the University of British Columbia

Nitobe Memorial Gardens at the University of British Columbia

Stonepath, Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Stonepath, Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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Garden in Stuttgart

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Memorial Garden, Webb School, Knoxville, Ky.

Serene and Magical

In Cemeteries, Public, Shared space, Uncategorized on November 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Eveningtime in a cemetery or columbarium or mausoleum can be magical and beautiful.

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Skogskyrkgarden, Stockholm

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A path in Skogskyrkgarden Cemetery

But my, these images beckon one into a safe, reflective place.

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The Helsinki Cemetery at Christmas

Most of these locations are lighted for All Souls Day and Day of the Dead (in Mexico), and Christmas. Here in San Francisco, the National AIDS Memorial Grove is holding its third “Light in the Grove” on November 30, the eve of World AIDS Day.

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Nitra Cemetery, Slovakia

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Srebrnica Cemetery, Bosnia

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Warsaw Cemetery

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Canadian Cemetery, Finland

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Canadian Cemetery, Holland

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Mexico: Day of the Dead

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Light in the Grove, National AIDS Memorial Grove

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The creek bed through the redwoods, Light in the Grove

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The clear tent at Light in the Grove

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Here lies magic: view from inside the clear tent, Light in the Grove

So, also think about cemeteries in another way, another time to experience them….

Coit Tower to light up in red in honor of fallen San Francisco firefighters

In Public, San Francisco on June 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

In Memorium

…From the San Francisco Examiner:
San Francisco’s Coit Tower has always been a monument to the bravery of San Francisco firefighters. It was erected by Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy socialite who liked to chase fires herself, or so the story goes.
But for the next four nights (until June 10), the tower atop Telegraph Hill takes on a special meaning for the Fire Department. The City plans to light it up the color red in honor of firefighter-paramedic Anthony “Tony” Valerio and Lt. Vince Perez, who died from injuries sustained fighting a blaze Thursday morning in the Diamond Heights district of San Francisco.
“Coit Tower and its storied history with the San Francisco Fire Department is a fitting location to offer a tribute to honor both Lieutenant Vincent Perez and firefighter Anthony Valerio, two firefighters who dedicated their lives to protecting the people of San Francisco,” Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement.

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