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Flying death's heads

death's head

I'd just dropped Greta off at her dance class. What better way to spend an hour on a dreary November day than in a cemetery?

The Westerly Burial Ground on Centre Street in West Roxbury is a sort of vest-pocket cemetery- sandwiched between a small factory, a Walgreens and a commuter-rail line. And it offers a rare glimpse of West Roxbury's long history - it opened in 1683; the last burial was in an old family plot in 1945.

here lies ...

The flying death's heads of the 1600's and 1700's gave way to willow trees and urns:


This is not a lamb I'd want to tangle with in a dark alley:


Not all of the tombstones have withstood time - or vandals - well:


See who's buried in the Westerly cemetery - When you click on the link, select Westerly Burying Grounds from the dropdown list.


These skulls head ieces are tight! Good ideas for tattoos. Post more pics if possible.


Cletus from Cali on March 18, 2004 01:20 PM.

Good pics! Though I haven't done any graveyard viewing in recent years, I remember running across an example of the very rare 3 toed angel (no, I'm not putting you on...:) in an old cemetery on Main st in Windsor Vermont. I was informed by my "playmate" at the time that it was one of only 6 or 7 known 3 toed angels in New England. she didn't say where the others were. I've got a picture of it someplace...I'll hafta see if I can find it. Walt

Walt Blaney on March 30, 2004 09:17 PM.

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