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Old Mar 31, 2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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There are veterans of the Mexican War buried here. And some are as recent as last year. I hadn't been here in nearly 40 years, and it was a bit of a surprise to walk through and note how many people I knew are now buried there.


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Old Mar 31, 2007, 11:41 PM   #2
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[align=left]In the humid atmosphere near the river, marble doesn't do very well; it erodes over the years, and lichens and moss grow on it. Granite seems to wear extremely well.[/align]
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Old Mar 31, 2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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Old Mar 31, 2007, 11:51 PM   #4
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Odd one here. "Professor Otto Krause, graduate of Leipzig Conservatory"

Died in 1945. I should know who he was, but I have no clue.
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Old Apr 1, 2007, 12:11 AM   #5
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Thefoggy settingdoes not onlyprovide amisty, moody tonequite fitting the subject matter buta pleasingathmospheric perspective as well...Btw, very nice IQ as ifRAW conversion?
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Old Apr 1, 2007, 7:20 AM   #6
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Cemeteries and fog seem to go together and the headstones and grounds can be fun to shoot even on a nice day. I enjoyed your photos. Professor Krause must of been a musician of some kind? Finding his history could be a great rainy day project.
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Old Apr 1, 2007, 9:17 AM   #7
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Great series of shots. I particularly liked #3. The combination of the moss/lichens and the cobwebs provide a stark testimony to the level of disuse and fading memories of the lives of those buried there. Old cemeteries are tremendously interesting. Another of my hobbies is genealogy, and I have spent countless hours walking up and down the rows, looking for evidence of forgotten ancestors.

The whole sequence has a sort of "Spoon River" quality to it. If only your elusive professor could tell us his story.
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Old Apr 1, 2007, 10:10 PM   #8
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Here's an interesting little cemetary from the old town of St. Donatus, just south of Dubuque. It was founded by masons from Luxemborg in the early 1800s. All of these were shot in high-quality JPG format, Bahadir.


I was only in the area for a couple of days, and it was very foggy. But it worked out well.


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Old Apr 2, 2007, 2:50 PM   #9
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Ah, I can't help agree with Trojansoc'sexpression about old cemeteries...

And here I see anothervery goodexample making me feel as if I were there!
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Not for a very, very long time, I hope! :O
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