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Oakland Cemetery

I took these photos at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery. This place is a trip into Confederate and Southern history while also demonstrating the oddity of gentrification, urban decay, and evolving zoning and land use trends. Depending on where you are standing, you can see the some/all/none of: the downtown skyline, a rusty industrial railroad, a field of identical soldier tombstones, a crowded Jewish section, phallic headstones, gargoyles, mausoleums, heralded magnolia trees, and nature’s insistence that tombstones move over so roots can spring up.

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