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07-19-2006, 08:40 AM
Hi Folks,

I am looking for sites with photos of particular cemeteries. There is one clear image in my mind, but I don't know where it comes from; perhaps from the TV movie "Streets of San Francisco" from childhood days, but I didn't find anything like it.

What I am looking for is a cemetery with no trees, built on a hill, mostly white stone pillars, very cramped, everything out of rows, warm climate, perhaps dusty, near/in a big city.
I can't explain, but the picture in my mind has an "italian" feeling to it. I looked on websites of Rome, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, even Arab and Japanese cemeteries, didn't find the right thing.

Can anyone point me the right direction?


A. Hamilton
07-19-2006, 09:05 AM
Here's (http://www.battlefields1418.com/gallipoli_cemeteries.htm) a link to some Gallipoli cemeteries. (from WWI battlefields). I believe many of these are famous photographs. At the bottom of any cemetery page you can scroll to the next one. Maybe the one from your memory is there. Good luck.

07-19-2006, 09:48 AM
A couple of good ones to look at, maybe not what you're looking for, but:

Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris: Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison are buried there, among others.

The Jewish cemetery in Prague: ancient. Headstones crammed in like file cards; as the place filled up, new layers were added and the stones lifted and replaced. Haunting to visit; I'll never forget it.


07-19-2006, 06:15 PM
What an amazing and beautiful photo !

07-19-2006, 07:06 PM
Here's a website with some 800+ photos of cemetaries...maybe you'll find something that fits your mental image...


07-21-2006, 08:37 AM
Great, you got me on the right track! Thank you all !