August 21, 2012

Mt. Hope Cemetery, Pescadero, California


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photo by Donald Kinney

I had quite an adventure this past Saturday morning!
The idea was to visit foggy Cypress trees above Sutro Baths in San Francisco. But curiously, although the Golden Gate Bridge was heavily fogged-in, I couldn't find any fog for my curvy trees. Undaunted, and with the temptation of a full tank of gas, I headed down to the backroads "down the coast", just east of Highway 1.



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And of course, as you can see, I ended up at a cemetery. Mt. Hope Cemetery, Pescadero, California, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.



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The headstone on the left belongs to the remains of a child who lived 7 months and 2 days. The discovery has been haunting me since Saturday.

Photo on the right; okay, 3 guesses as to what the fellow buried under this faucet-topped monument did for a living. I'm going to guess "plumber".


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2 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

That little child's tombstone would haunt me too. But I like old cemeteries for their peacefulness and solitude, and history. What tales they tell. Great photos!

namastenancy said...

Your header for today is simply stunning - very Chinese ink-like.

 
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