St. James Cemetery and the Toronto Necropoils

I happen to think that cemeteries are a good place to take photographs, and I hope my photographs are worthy of my sentiments.

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St. James Cemetery is ” is the oldest cemetery in Toronto still in operation, being opened in 1844 as the burial ground for St. James Cathedral. The entrance to the cemetery is located at the intersection of Bloor and Parliament Streets, overlooking the Don River ravine. Just to the west is the St. James Town neighbourhood, which is named after the cemetery”.

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“To date over 89,000 interments and 75,000 cremations have taken place at the cemetery.”

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Next to St. James Cemetery is the Toronto Necropolis, which is located on the west side of the Don Valley near Riverdale Farm. It opened in 1850 and is the final resting place for over fifty thousand people.

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I visited in early September when summer’s bright greens were still in full bloom…

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…but, generally speaking, I find that black and white photography lends itself better to capturing cemetery scenes.

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Happy All Hallows’ Eve, Allhallowtide, and Dia de Muertos to all.

Stay tuned!

Sources: en.wikipedia.org

 

 

 

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