Ever since the days, back in the late 40’s, when my father used to take me on Sunday morning walks around the local cemeteries, these places have always been of great interest to me. Many of my ancestors are resting in Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington, London. Highgate Cemetery in London was another place where Dad would point out the monuments of the many famous people who are buried there. Sadly I’m too far away to visit these cemeteries now but, whenever I have the opportunity to visit an old burial ground when we are out exploring, I like to look around.
A tombstone, shattered by a falling tree, in St Michael’s Cemetery in Wisconsin.
A rather unusual sight in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Elgin has a beautiful cemetery with many interesting tombstones and resting places.
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week calls for Hats. I’ve stretched the topic somewhat by including some other kinds of headgear.
Most people were wearing some kind of headgear at Snowbird, both at the top of Hidden Peak and down below at Octoberfest, either out of necessity or just for fun.
A very different kind of headwear on display at the Maritime Museum in Door County, Wisconsin.
Elgin History Museum has a splendid exhibition of Native American costumes used in the long-running annual Hiawatha Pageant.
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This challenge was a tough one! It’s not often that I take pictures of the back of things so I really had to sift through the archives to find something appropriate.
The Pioneer Family Memorial in Elgin was sculpted by artist Trygve Rovelstad and is just as impressive from the back as it is from the front.
The back end of a ship’s cannon at the Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier in Chicago.
On a recent trip to Utah we visited Park City and saw some really cool bikes there.
I don’t know why I took this particular shot of a couple sitting up at the bar in a restaurant where we stopped to have lunch during a trip to Wisconsin, but I finally get to use it. Hooray!
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Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/09/13/travel-theme-multicoloured/ is Multicolored
These lovely young ladies in their multicolored costumes were performing with the Ballet Folklorico in Elgin when I took this picture.
This totem pole is part of an exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago.
The beautiful quilt pictured above was on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Exquisitely colored costumes for sale on a market stall.
A delicious-looking Christmas wreath on display at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
And last but by no means least, a colorful flower bed in the Circle Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.