Is there anything more symbolic of a liminal place than the gate of a cemetery? Whether simple, crude, ornate or elaborate, they mark the threshold of a most literal change for people.
Galisteo, NM old cemetery. Photo credit
Gostynin Landsmann cemetery gate at Montefiore Cemetery, NY. Photo credit, Julian H. Preisler
Old cemetery gate at Dinas-Mawddwy, Gwynedd, Wales. Photo credit: Karen Lee
Shiloh National Cemetery (Gates placed by War Department in 1911).
Frankfort Cemetery, KY
Clinton Cemetery, Georgia. Photo credit
Greenwood cemetery entrance, Brooklyn, New York. Photo credit
Roxas Catholic city cemetery, Capiz, Phillipines.
The inimitable Highgate in London. Photo credit
Forest Hills cemetery, Utica, NY. Photo credit
In conclusion, after all these grand entrances, Taph thinks she’ll just slip out the back for now: