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Port Gamble Cemetery

The highest point in Port Gamble is occupied by the town cemetery.  I was perplexed as to why the place with the nicest views was given over to a graveyard.  Apparently, this is deliberate.  Not sure whether the best views as appreciated once underground but it is a nice spot to spend eternity.  We wandered around looking at some of the graves with headstones covering a variety of styles and some being easily legible while others were heavily weathered.  The texture on some of the stones appealed to me quite a bit and I spent some time looking at how to reflect that in an image.

Edgar Allan Poe Rests Here

A recent trip to Baltimore for work did not involve much time to take a look around.  Most of the time was in meetings or work related social events.  However, I did need to go to the post office at one point to mail something out.  As I walked up the street, I passed a little church that seemed to have some signage.  I didn’t immediately pay attention but, when I was walking back, I saw that the graveyard included the last resting place of Edgar Allan Poe.  The churchyard is not large and it is tucked in amongst a lot more modern buildings but Poe is a local favorite and his house is apparently nearby.  This is where he is now, though.