Taphophile Tragics was a weekly meme that was originally hosted by Julie, and which I offered to host after the 46th week. I followed her original idea and instructions that she had created for the meme, and kept it basically the same as her original setup. However, after weeks of hosting, I think this meme kind of burned itself out. So, you can see the old posts still on this blog, but I will not continue to be hosting as of August, 2014.
A taphophile is someone who is fascinated by cemeteries and graveyards. Julie had originally envisioned this meme as a historical and/or landscape look at cemeteries all over the world, focusing on the cemeteries, themselves (this means, no ghosts, after-life, astrological phenomena, etc.). Personally, I have always had a fascination with cemeteries and how we honor the dead, so I was drawn to Julie’s meme.
The rules, as Julie had originally set up (and quoted, accordingly), were:
- “Do not feel restricted to a cemetery around where you live, however, please identify the cemetery, and tell us something that you liked and why.” I like having a bit of text so that I understand something about the photo, the person, or the cemetery, itself.
- “I think it essential that the photographs that you use, are ones that you have taken yourself and therefore are able to vouch for the copyright permission-to-use.
- Create your Taphophile Tragics post to begin with. Then, come here and enter your name and the link to your post in the spaces provided. Please do not enter Mr Linky until your post is published on your own blog. Be sure that your link goes directly to your Taphophile Tragics post.
- Add a link to this blog in your post, to enable others to join if they wish. It helps if you then visit the posts of other Taphophiles. If you visit them, and leave a comment, they’ll know you’ve visited and may visit you in return. By the way, no need to comment here, at the weekly Linky post. I would much prefer you enter your own post’s link, and then go read, and comment on, other contributions.”