Cemetery sketches

It feels very Victorian to sketch in a cemetery, but Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery seems to demand such an activity. Planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, and boasting a Julia Morgan designed chapel (and Julia Morgan’s own grave), it is both architecturally and historically compelling. On this visit, I spent my sketching time around the modern (1970’s, I believe) columbarium.

Entry into columbarium

Entry into columbarium

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View of the columbarium from main path

The not-modern funeral chapel

The not-modern funeral chapel