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Abandoned cemetery by Renegadeofpeace This must have been beautiful in it's day.

Abandoned cemetery by Renegadeofpeace / graveyard / gravestone / headstone / statues / urban decay / reclaimed by nature

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

equinoxparanormal: “A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most.

Death and Gravestone Symbolism - Life Insurance Finder

Death & Gravestone Symbolism from LifeInsuranceFinder.au takes an in-depth look at the most common signs and symbols used on gravestones around the world.

I always thought this was just called "weird." Now I can tell people, "I'm a taphophile."

taphophilia (n.) passion and enjoyment for cemeteries. Often practices involve graveyard photography and/or art, epitaphs, interests in (famous) deaths, gravestone rubbing.

sunken ship victims gravestone wrapped in an anchor. highgate cemetery

Highgate Cemetery - sunken ship victims gravestone wrapped in an anchor.

Burial Hill Plymouth, MA The tombstones were so old it was amazing to read some of them. It is a hike up a hill but worth it. Also went to a halloween tour through here at dark.

Burial Hill Plymouth, MA The tombstones were so old it was amazing to read some of them. It is a hike up a hill but worth it. Also went to a halloween tour through here at dark.

One of my favorite grave monuments in the world:  Grim Reaper in the English Cemetery, Florence, Italy

One of my favorite grave monuments in the world: Grim Reaper in the English Cemetery, Florence, Italy Tuscany

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