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Laurel Hill Cemetery #10

By handlerstudio  
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I have heard the expression, "He who dies with the most toys wins", and then of course, there is the contrary corollary to that, "You can't take it with you."

This section of Laurel Hill is called Millionaires Row (back when that really meant something). The lead and all the versions tonight are part of that "street"....and maybe, metaphorically, these belong, out of pretentiousness" in Silly Sunday.

I liked Dora's comment about photos, and commentary, being discussion starters...what better place among friends to talk about serious stuff....or silly stuff. Whatever....a lot of serious issues and stories in a lot of the photos on EPZ. Let's keep the talk rolling!

Peter

Peter

Tags: Photo journalism Silly sunday shots Laurel Hill Cemetary Mausoleums Millionaires Row

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pablophotographer 9 1.9k 407
4 Apr 2021 1:37AM
Does somebody light a candle for them?
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
4 Apr 2021 2:26AM
Well their money isn't doing them much good now. Bet the kids are having fun.
Did I say that? I'm not sure this is the place to get into anything too serious. Silly stuff, yes. Serious stuff ... marginally maybe. But it is a photo site so lets stay friends in photography.

I love Sandy's comment above. San Josť has a cemetery of the rich and famous. What a waste of money when your life could have meant so much more by that money being donated to worthwhile causes. I see now some idiotically rich American is paying millions to have him and family/friends to be the first civilian astronauts to fly to the moon(?) at what expense to the atmosphere.
4 Apr 2021 5:41AM
Interesting collection of tombs, Peter.
Mike
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
4 Apr 2021 8:09AM
I'm with Dora on spending the money well, rather than seeing how much you can avoid giving to good causes, friends and relatives, and even the government... Or maybe heirs erected some of these, in memory of someone special to them. Though a foundation to make the world better is more understandable...

Though we can be both serious and positive in discussions... Often, serious discussion is what bonds friends together in the first place.
4 Apr 2021 8:23AM
An interesting collection of images and some interesting comments too, Peter.

RichardSmile
debu 11 India
4 Apr 2021 8:33AM
Great set of images.
debu
4 Apr 2021 8:45AM
Excellent well detailed set Peter,
Fred.
My wife keeps threatening me with her wrath (from beyond the grave presumably) if I spend a lot of money on her funeral. (I intend to die before her anyway). I have told people that I don't want people just saying nice things about me at my funeral. I usually get the answer that it's unlikely.
I went to a funeral recently with over 100 people (he was the deputy headmaster) and the eulogies were ridiculous. The second coming would have been a serious anti-climax. I compare that with a funeral some years back for a past head where the excellent remembrance speech made everyone smile because it just was him.
You always spark off some interesting posts Peter (not mine)
Mike
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2021 10:04AM
......and they even do guided tours. I think I would like to be left well alone when dead.

Phil.
4 Apr 2021 11:54AM
Another great set. There does seem to be an endless amount of photo opportunities here.
Nathan
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
4 Apr 2021 12:56PM
An amazing set of images from "The Row" Peter!!
V 14 is my favorite.

I know some people with a lot of money, and sadly, all they can think about is making more money.
None of them willeven read a novel, because it is such a conspicuous "waste of time."
Sad.

Glenn

Quote:I'm with Dora on spending the money well, rather than seeing how much you can avoid giving to good causes, friends and relatives, and even the government... Or maybe heirs erected some of these, in memory of someone special to them. Though a foundation to make the world better is more understandable...

Though we can be both serious and positive in discussions... Often, serious discussion is what bonds friends together in the first place.


True, but you need to know where your friend's soft spots are and avoid them or you're not friends for very long. Not everybody has thick hides like us. I do like a good exchange so long as it ends in a laugh and a handshake at the end.
5 Apr 2021 2:27AM

Quote:My wife keeps threatening me with her wrath (from beyond the grave presumably) if I spend a lot of money on her funeral. (I intend to die before her anyway). I have told people that I don't want people just saying nice things about me at my funeral. I usually get the answer that it's unlikely.
I went to a funeral recently with over 100 people (he was the deputy headmaster) and the eulogies were ridiculous. The second coming would have been a serious anti-climax. I compare that with a funeral some years back for a past head where the excellent remembrance speech made everyone smile because it just was him.
You always spark off some interesting posts Peter (not mine)
Mike



I think the best funerals are not just full of praise, but have all the warts as well.

Peter
5 Apr 2021 3:31PM
Those are some serious monuments Peter....wonderfully shot you captured their essence really well .. some work better than others in either mono or colour . I think it's very true you can't take it with you .....think about it .....have you ever seen an armored Brinks truck at a funeral before ???

I do enjoy your posts and the discussion generated ......as for discussion topics I agree with Dora ....avoid pushing certain peoples buttons.
At our house there was plenty of discussion around the dinner table about religion and politics ....we were advised to not bring those topics up at certain friends and relatives dinner parties however.

best regards walt
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2021 3:51PM
Excellent set, well documented.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin

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