Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Veterans Day Flags At Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Wa




Found my way to Washelli for massive amounts of flags on Veterans day.
enthralled by so many, the graves started reminding me of soldiers holding flags in the way the graves faded into the background like troops ready to march.








Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Northern State Hospital Cemetery, Sedro Woolley

Northern State Hospital Cemetery.
It's been awhile but I am here . I seem to be stuck in the other world of this life in ruins a bit more then Cemeteries but I still do have alot of past images to plow through and more spots to visit.. suggestions?
This is the Northern State Hospital Cemetery where 1,187 patients were buried.
Every time we have been here it has been way too boggy in the cemetery to actually enter without feeling of sinking. Cemeteries do no elicit panic in me but they might do were I to begin to sink into one, I think that goes for most places though if I am sinking it's a problem.
If you like old buildings and the beauty and texture they bring please visit:
this life in ruins to behold the farm that sits next to the cemetery were the patients were buried which is always boggy.

Fantastic information about the hospital and it's cemetery can be found at the Skagit River Press which is put out by top chap Noel, who we had the pleasure of meeting last year during the N.S.H Tours.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Grave markers in someones garden edge , North Seattle

 Not sure why these are here- well I realize they are delineating a garden edge  outside a rather posh home , but where did they come from?
Seattle has such a strange and lurid cemetery history.
Moving Cemeteries and not moving the bodies , you know the kind of thing that harkins back to horrors induced from watching poltergeist as a child for the first time.
Anyways are these victims of such circumstance?
Or did someone just suddenly not need them?
anyone?













Friday, June 14, 2013

British Camp , San Juan Island, Wa


 So the pig war, who knows about those then?
Well the island once was owned partially by the British and partially by the Americans. There were disputes aplenty over who owned what and things cracked when an American farmer shoot a British pig.
This is the cemetery at what was the British Camp. Fantastic location British Camp! Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles swooping around overhead, Tent caterpillars fallin on your head, literally , some came back with us...





Afterglow Vista , Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Wa










We spent a pleasant afternoon post Orca viewing wandering the streets of Roche Harbor.
Both Tim and Talula thought it was like the set of the show "The Prisoner" so perfect in initial appearance surely it could double as the t.v shows backdrop.
We meandered up through the white picket fences of the cemetery to the grand mausoleum atop the hill. Afterglow Vista.
Built by John S. McMillen 
founder of Roche Harbor. 
Listened to birds, enjoyed the moment. Intrigued by ghost stories of the area, supposedly the ghosts sit around their table and laugh and chat at midnight.
Talula wanted to return at midnight, of course I did too, but the locals wouldn't take kindly to that I am sure.
check out more info at :
weird washington
also
Roadside America