My friend Mary insists that when in Paris, we must visit one of the cemeteries. I have been dragging my feet, but went ahead and put it on the short list, which is getting longer by the day! I still was feeling a little uneasy about the idea , so I asked my photography buddy Bill, to go with me to Birmingham's oldest city cemetery, Oak Hill. From the smaller photo you can see that it sits on a hill overlooking downtown Birmingham. Established in 1873 it is the city's first and oldest cemetery. Most of Birmingham's founding fathers and their families are buried here. While walking around we discovered many gravesites of Civil War soldiers, in fact most of the burials here precede the 1930's. I enjoyed photographing some of the very interesting details on many of the markers. Here is just a sample. I think I am ready for the cemetery in Montmartre now. Remembering......
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