Well folks, its late October. The Fall Classic is on TV, there is a chill in the air, and the best part of October, Halloween, is only a few days away. Of course, being in Sydney, the Fall Classic is happening half a world away, the early morning chill is giving way to a lovely spring day, and as for Halloween, well, it’s no big deal here.
Anyhoo, it’s shocking, I know. But according to my new Aussie friends Halloween generally isn’t a big deal in Australia. I can’t really understand this. Why would anyone pass up an excuse to dress in costumes, consume too much candy and scare each other silly? It simply makes no sense.
So, in an effort to conjure some ghosts and goblins Down Under, I’ve gone back through the photo archives and will be posting some Halloween-inspired posts to send a chill down your spine. Candy not included.
First up, we take a walk through one of St. Louis’ oldest and most famous burial grounds: Bellefontaine Cemetery. Bellefontaine is home to many of St. Louis’ most predominant members of society. Explorers, authors, aviators, and even beer barons are buried here. Bellefontaine is also home to many who perished in the cholera epidemic.
So, on a rainy Saturday morning Allison and I set out to see the sights of Bellefontaine: rolling hills, beautiful mausoleums, and maybe even a ghost or two…
For a few more spooky shots of Bellefontaine Cemetery, head over to Flickr!