Monday, June 13
Man is it ever hot!
I just spent the afternoon at Elmwood Cemetary planning out my tour. It sounds morbid, but it's actually very pastoral & idyllic out there. The place is 80 acres, so I kept it to a small older area of the grounds where all different types of Victorian funerary sculpture are represented. It's amazing what some of these people did -- nevermind the picturesque old headstones -- several of the statues are realistic. Can you imagine having a life-sized figure of yourself commissioned for your gravesite? It was such a different way of thinking about death (crazy old Queen Victoria started all that).
Posted by Memphis Chix at 6:44 PM