(Guest enters burgermeister's art-filled salon, eying pastry on table)
Guest: "Herr Burgermeister, can this be stollen?"
Burgermeister (guiltily alarmed, whips around to face guest): "Of course not! I bought zem over zee Internet!"
Ed Snyder began this blog in order to share his decade-long experience with all things cemeterial. As a photographer specializing in images of cemetery statuary, I've run into some interesting people, had some unexplainable experiences, and had a lot of fun.
|Cemetery entrance gate on Butler Pike|
"Probably was done decades ago, but still the students are going to see this and think that it is ok. It's not - we need to find and build respect in our country again …"
|My car in front of fan house|
|Upper floor with graffiti and old machinery|
|Sort of a courtyard in the center of the fan complex|
|c. 1980s look at the inside of one of the motor rooms (ref.)|
|Susquehanna River whirlpool, caused by Knox mine cave-in|
|Reminder of when coal was king|
|Headstone, Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery (P. Kinsman)|
|Headstones with ruins of old building|
|Toppled monument in Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery|
|Fan inside Dorrance fan house (c. 1980s) (ref)|
|Schematic diagram of "Baltimore-style" fan house fan (ref)|
|c.1980s photo of Hillman fan house, Wilkes-Barre, PA (ref)|
|Dorrance Colliery coal breaker, Wilkes-Barre, PA, c. 1980 (ref)|
|1980s photo of fan house with headstone in foreground (ref)|