Photographs of a mausoleum. Photographs of a private mausoleum. Cemetery. Cemeteries. Cemetery photographs. Photographs of a Greek style mausoleum. Photographs of a Egyptian style mausoleum. Photographs of a limestone construction mausoleum. Granite construction mausoleum? Marble mausoleum architectural components? Photographs of a hexagonal mausoleum. Bronze mausoleum doors. Mausoleum bronze crypt ventilation grille. Private crypt. Photographs of a tomb. Mausoleum - sculpted sphinx. Photographs of grave monuments. Monuments. Photographs of grave markers. Photographs of headstones. From times most ancient, mortal humans have acknowledged the passing of individuals from the temporal into the eternal. Funerary practices are ubiquitous in human culture, to include the building of funerary architecture. The prosperous amongst societies sometimes expend significant resources on the structure with which to mark the final location of their earthly remains, and those of their family members. The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Taj Mahal, are two such globally famous examples; and were even so before the advent of modern communications. During the nineteenth and part of the twentieth century, elaborate funerary architecture was still in vogue. Magnificent private mausolea were designed and built, not unlike cathedrals and temples. Jacob Vulpine's Funerary Architecture website photographically addresses some of the more grand and unique executions of funerary architecture. The author has appreciated fine architecture since childhood, to become aware of the magnificence of funerary architecture during early adulthood. Resultantly, herein lies the melding of the author's appreciation of this architecture with his avocation of photography. Related nomenclatures: funeral; funereal; memorial; mortuary; funeral home; entombment. Cemetery, graveyard, necropolis - synonymous terms. Bronze urn.
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