One of my favorite things about the cemetery is this gorgeous old purple Victorian which sits right next to the entrance. The first time I visited this cemetery (I was seventeen, I think) I had lots of fantasies about moving there.
Through the gates we go.
The main path of the cemetery is lined in gorgeous trees, especially magnolias. Hollywood Cemetery is my favorite because it's a truly aesthetic cemetery. You follow the winding, twisting paths lined with large magnolias and everything is green. The center of the cemetery is a big hill, and from the top you can look out over the James river.
One of my main goals was to introduce my younger sister, now ten, to cemeteries. I've been very into the Death positive movement lately and I do think encouraging younger people to be okay with death and asking questions and talking about it without being hushed with "That's really morbid, let's talk about something else" is important. She loved it. She's so full of questions about death: What is cremation? Why do people chose cremation? What are those weird symbols on the grave? (They were Mason symbols.)
So here we go, through my favorite cemetery:
What are your favorite cemeteries?