Resting by the Sea

Isla Mujeres is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, about 13 kilometers off the Yucatán Peninsula coast. The island is only 7 kilometers long. To the east is the Caribbean Sea and the skyline of Cancún. There are only about 12,000 permanent residents but it is very popular with visitors from the resorts of Quintana Roo. We rented a gulf cart and toured the entire island in a day. At one end of the island we found this cemetery.

It was beautiful and quiet and the most colorful and unusual cemetery we have ever seen. I have never seen a burial ground quite like this and it had made me want to research other modern Mexican cemeteries.Most cemeteries are drab and grey places. This place was alive with color and a celebration of the life of the deceased rather than a grey reminder of their death.

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Mexican Cemetary

Mexican Cemetary

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At Peace by the Sea

While we drove our little golf cart around Isla Mujeres we were never far from the Carribean Sea. We eventually left the town area and went down a little hill headed towards South Point and stumbled on this small cemetery right by the sea.

It was beautiful and quiet and the most colorful cemetery we have ever seen. I have never seen a burial ground quite like this and it had made me want to research other modern Mexican cemeteries.

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Cemetery on the Beach

Jewish Cadets

I don’t know why I was so surprised to see so many Jewish cadets buried in the West Point cemetery. As a Jewish American I was still proud to see that so many had given their lives in governmental service. Not all died in combat but all the cadets buried there seemed to have a life of public service. Still I was a little surprised to see this grave of a woman Jewish Lt. Colonel.

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Jewish Warrior

Jewish Warrior

The Artist

A portrait of an old friend who is an exceptional watercolor artist. He also did amazing pen and ink sketches. I used to save his doodles when that he did when he visited but don’t know what became of them. This was taken of him drawing a cemetery gate house in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. You can purchase a print and see others at my commercial gallery.

The Artist

The Artist