Photographs taken in the Colma cemeteries, just south of San Francisco. From Wikipedia: "Colma became the location of a large number of cemeteries when San Francisco, the town's powerful neighbor to the north, passed an ordinance in 1900 outlawing the construction of any more cemeteries in the city (mainly because of increased property values making the cost of using land for cemeteries prohibitive), and then passed another ordinance in 1912 evicting all existing cemeteries from city limits."
A number of famous men and women have found their final resting place here, including Wyatt Earp (images #12 & 13), Levi Strauss (image #9), Joe DiMaggio etc.
The memorial sites represented in this gallery are:
1. The Jewish Cemetery (Hill of Eternity)
2. Cypress Lawn Cemetery
3. The Serbian Cemetery
3. The Italian Cemetery
All taken with the Leica M9 / 35mm Cron. Processing in Lightroom 5.7 and CS6.
© Thomas H. Hahn Docu-Images