I Lay There, Dreaming: Cemetery Stones

Taphophilia is a word used to describe a “…passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. This involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of (famous) deaths.” I’ve always felt that term lacks a certain ring, so I have to thank The LovelyHorribles for introducing me to “cemetarrying” – to tarry in a cemetery.

Tonight, my loves, I’m headed to Hollywood for a bit of haunted touring and, yes, cemetarrying will be on the agenda. In the meantime, here are a few lovely graveside photographs from mrsbrommers for your viewing pleasure. I hope they start inspiring your Halloween ideas…after all, we are only 81 days away, darlings. Enjoy, and happy haunting!

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7 replies

  1. Nice to know there’s a word for my love of hanging in cemeteries and taking photos.

  2. A few years ago I got into cemetery hopping, and visited quite a few cemeteries in New York and one in Salem MA (a tourist trap really but cemetery nonetheless). I hung out, read, looked at tombstones. My sister and I went to a couple. A friend came with me on one visit.

    This reminds me that I’d like to do that again this year. I’d really love to do some etchings to hang on the wall for a Halloween gathering. Cheers!


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