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Sacred Ground - Danny Kucharsky - Review

Sacred Ground – Danny Kucharsky – Review

Let me say up front that I like cemeteries.  You can visit the famous, bone up on your history, enjoy a quiet walk, take in architectural details and read up on other people’s lives. So I was quite pleased to receive a copy of ‘Sacred Ground / On De La Savane -Montreal’s Baron de Hirsch [...]

Emily Carr - Writer and Artist

Emily Carr – Writer and Artist

I recently dropped by to see Emily Carr, the well known West Coast artist and writer, and, yes, she’s been dead since 1945. That doesn’t stop people like myself from visting her gravesite in Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetery. The cemetery is the final resting place for a who’s who of British Columbia history but it’s [...]

Dead Poet Directions

Planning a vacation and want to combine your fascination with poets and gravesites? Have a look at the Poets’ Graves website. This site has mainly English poets but you can check out where the Japanese poet Basho was buried after his death in 1694 (Otsu, Shiga), the American poet Charles Bukowski (Rancho Palo Verdes, California) [...]