According to Greek mythology, Endymion founded the city of Elis and was considered one of the handsomest creatures on earth. Zeus allowed Endymion to choose anything he desired, and Endymion chose to sleep forever, remaining ageless and immortal.
I created Endymion's Repose as a way to share my fascination with some of our old local cemeteries. They abound with history, art, nature, and beauty. Each cemetery's page has photos of the cemetery, pictures and inscriptions of artistically or historically noteworthy monuments, and anecdotes of any famous interments.
I welcome all comments, but first, a disclaimer: I meant no disrespect in taking and posting these photos. They are all originals and were obtained ethically and with the utmost reverence. All photos copyright by the author, 2008-2014. Not to be used or reproduced without permission. If there is a particular photo you are interested in, please contact me.
Adopt-A-Grave in one of Easton's cememteries: Center Street, Den, Lyon, and/or Gilbertown. Help to preserve history.
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Endymion's was created 15 October 2008.
The site was updated on 27 July 2016. The latest additions:
Old Stratfield Cemetery, Bridgeport's oldest cemetery, has been added.
It is home to 47 Revolutionary War soldiers and to a man, who according to his gravestone, was struck by lightning while attending church services.
Umpawaug Cemetery in Redding has been photographed. Umpawaug is the final resting place of Mary Travers of '60s folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary.