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Abney Park Cemetery and Catacombs in Stoke Newington. Built in the early 18th century by Lady Mary Abney.

Abney Park Cemetery and Catacombs in Stoke Newington, UK. Built in the early century by Lady Mary Abney.

I love old cemeteries. Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA, was made famous in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

I love old cemetaries and headstones I'm just guessing, but this sure looks like Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah Georgia.

Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris is possibly the most visited graveyard in the world, and its known as much for the beauty of its monuments as for the celebrity of its occupants.  However, arguably the most dramatic tomb belongs to an author most people have never heard of.

10 Very Unusual Graves

Georges Rodenbach was a century Belgian writer . Rodenbach's tomb depicts a patina bronze likeness of himself actually emerging from the grave, with a rose in one hand.

The original Angel of Grief by sculptor William Wetmore Story serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.  The inscription on the side reads "This monument the last work of Wm. W. Story executed in memory of his beloved wife".  The term is now used to describe multiple grave stones throughout the world erected in the style of the Story stone.

Also the angel statue in Chico Cemetary! "Angel of Grief," Rome Angel of Grief is an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.

The Bride in her Wedding Dress grave stone in St Pancras and Islington Cemetery London

Cemetery Explorers: St Pancras and Islington Cemetery London. The bride from St Pancras and Islington cemetery London. A woman depicted in what is believed to be her wedding dress.

We love this helpful graphic to understand what tombstone symbols represent.  Credit: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-graphic-guide-to-cemetery-symbolism

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

This cemetery symbolism infographic from Atlas Obscura details the meaning of the most commonly used decorative gravestone markers.

Kitten found outside the priests' entrance who spent the next 15 years as 'Church Cat'.

The Church Cat! A kitten that was found outside the priests' entrance spent the next 15 years as "Church Cat." The cat was recalled by blind organist Alfred Hollins.

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