199 cemeteries to see before you die

Loren Rhoads

Book - 2017

The most striking cemeteries from around the globe.

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Genres
Guidebooks
Published
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xi, 228 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780316438438
031643843X
Main Author
Loren Rhoads (author)
  • United States: Northeast
  • United States: South
  • United States: Midwest
  • United States: West
  • United States: West Coast
  • Canada
  • Central and South America and the Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Tackling everything from the Taj Mahal to a final resting place for champion race horses, Rhoads (cemetery consultant, Travel & Leisure; Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel) evokes the beauty and history of burial grounds worldwide. About half of the cemeteries are in the United States. Other examples include the Borrehaugene Viking Graveyard in Norway and Okunoin Cemetery, the largest burial ground in Japan. Striking photographs and fascinating narratives accompany each entry. Rhoads's choices range from George Washington's single-family burial plot to larger cemeteries with specific areas of interest such as Nova Scotia's Fairview Lawn, where 121 victims from the Titanic sinking are buried. VERDICT The in-depth stories and eye-catching photographs of monuments and vistas will appeal to most readers. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A guide to almost two hundred of the world's most visited cemeteries details the history and features that make each destination unique, from famous people that are buried there to memorials by noted artists.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography andtheir unique histories and residents. More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Pè Lachaise cemetery each year.They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city. 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography andtheir unique histories and residents. More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's PÃ Lachaise cemetery each year.They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city. 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.