May 22, 2010

Olema Cemetery, West Marin County


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photo by Donald Kinney

About half-way between Bolinas and Point Reyes Station is the microscopic remains of Olema, probably most notable because the San Andreas earthquake fault runs parallel to town.



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Olema has been a farming and ranching community dating back to the 1850's. And farming and ranching goes on, but now there is an uncomfortable mix of fast automobiles, sandwich shops, bed & breakfasts, and places with names like "Faultline" and "Epicenter" selling tee-shirts and manufactured curiosities.



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The Poppies love it -- the Olema Cemetery is full of sun. Kind of a lonely place though -- I'm always the only one there -- oh, well, maybe not quite.



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I guess they just went ahead and stuck this marble cross right into some freshly poured cement. It's probably not going anyplace soon.


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4 comments:

Mulleh said...

The First picture is beautiful! They all are though!

Emmy said...

I love visiting your blog! Not only are there beautiful pictures, but you also educate us about each of the settings; its so interesting! Please keep this up!!!

Travelling Rants said...

ur concept and way to present these moments thru pictures is awesome, keep up the good work.

photowannabe said...

Love the contrast of the brilliant flowers in the granite statue. Terrific capture.
I love visiting cemeteries for photo opps.

 
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