An Afternoon among the Ghosts and Goblins…

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At first, the thought of spending hours in a cemetery might seem grim  However, we spent the afternoon shooting photos at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, where many Bay Area residents go to jog, picnic, walk and read the tombstones that date back to 1863.  Cemeteries have interesting ambiances and one can tell a lot about the history of a place by reading the inscriptions on the tombstones.   I used to go to this particular cemetery when we lived in the Bay Area, because I found it to be the perfect place to meditate.  The place was designed by the same landscape architect that designed Central Park in New York, and  is now a famous historic cemetery nestled in the foothills of Oakland and Piedmont.  John and I had such a nice walk here today.   Bay Area families have found our many fountains, gardens and panoramic views comforting for more than a century. 

Here are some of the pictures that I took there on this bright, clear August afternoon:

Golden Gate Bridge from a Distance

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The New Section of the Bay Bridge

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Mr. Chang

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Cemetery as Seen from Upper Level

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Triumphant Runner

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1 Year, 4 Months, 9 Days

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Tombstone

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Old Rugged Cross

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Overlook

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Pondering

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Statuary

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Louisa Kohler

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Trio

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