Taphophilia (from Wiki) is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. The singular term is a taphophile. Taphophilia involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of (famous) deaths. An example of an individual's expression of taphophilia is the character Harold in the movie Harold and Maude. Taphophilia should not be confused with necrophilia, which is a sexual attraction to corpses.
Yep, I'm one. I love walking through cemeteries and reading the gravestones, trying to piece together the families and their history. The heavy energy is sometimes very overwhelming, and I have to leave. Making gravestone rubbings is also a favorite way to kill a Sunday afternoon, although I have had to explain on several occasions that I am not a vandal. When you clean and prepare a gravestone (remove the mold and lichens) to do a rubbing, you actually prolong the life of the stone by one-hundred years. Once people understand what you are doing, they don't mind.
I found these photos online while doing some research on local abandoned cemeteries. I was unable to find the exact location, but one site said it was in Italy. There are also some very interesting photos here and here. Enjoy! Are you a taphophile?
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This one reminds me riding in Mom's brand new 1976 Cutlass Supreme. Good times...
Peace, love, and happiness,