Today, CNN did a really nice article on the Top 10 Most Scenic Cemeteries in the World. One of Boston's own cemeteries, Granary Burying Ground, made it on the Top 10 list. For anyone who has walked by this Tremont Street cemetery which was founded in 1660, you may notice a tall "Franklin" tombstone. This is not the headstone of Ben Franklin (who is buried in Philadelphia), but is actually that of his family. Other famous individuals buried within this cemetery include John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and James Otis. Samuel Sewall also is buried here. Samuel is infamous due to his history as the magistrate who presided over the Salem witch trials. Many of the headstones in this cemetery have carvings of skeletons, winged cherubs and skulls, and other symbols of death. It is a famous cemetery that surely any visitor to the city of Boston likely will visit (or at least walk past).
Here is the full CNN article, complete with pictures: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/travel/worlds-most-scenic-cemeteries/index.html?hpt=hp_t5
And for all those wondering, Mt. Auburn Cemetery likely would have been in the Top 20 most scenic cemeteries. In terms of my own personal favorites, it ranks much higher.
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