In 2015, I took a trip to Nova Scotia, and posted some of the photos when I got returned. A lot of them, though, were held back for a project that I was working on. That project is (I think)(I hope) about done, which means there is a whole set of NS images still to be posted.
And here’s one, a three-shot pano of Hillcrest Cemetery in Lunenberg.
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia
A long time ago, I discovered a great atlas called The Roads of Texas that was published by Texas A&M University. It had large-scale maps of the entire state, and I used it until it literally fell apart. I’ve got a new version now, and use it often to scope out road trips*. In addition to having ALL the roads in the state, it details the sorts of things I like to look at.
And that’s how I found the Saints Cyril and Methodius Cemetery.
(In case you were wondering, the saints were brothers, born in Greece in 826 [or 827] and 815; in 1980, they were declared as co-patron saints of Europe. They are highly regarded by Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians.)
And I – and now you, maybe – would never known any of this except that I saw the cemetery in the atlas.
near Buckholts, Texas
*I know – I’m old school like that with my paper maps.
Most of the markers in the cemetery were modest white crosses, but along the back someone had made a large memorial to their departed family member.
Many years ago, I was a calligrapher, a hobby I slid into from a career as an architectural drafter. (In some ways, lettering is lettering.) And although it’s been a while since I picked up my pens, I still notice lettering. And the “Vivo Cristo Rey” painted on this memorial was my very favorite thing in the cemetery.