Sunday, August 18, 2013

On The Bench


Wider shot than my tweet of DiMaggio's final resting place in Colma.

Colma itself is very interesting, the first "necropolis" I've ever visited; and it's a lot bigger than you think it is. Basically, in 1900, they decreed that there would be no more burials in San Francisco. In 1912, they picked up all the folks that were already buried there and moved them to this small city south of town. After various name changes, they settled on Colma in 1941.

I only made it as far as Holy Cross, a Catholic cemetery two miles down the road from the BART stop. The fog settled in and the wind picked up and that was that. Missed Crocker and Hearst who were on the way at Cypress Lawn, but that would have required more walking through another huge cemetery and it was getting late.

If you ever visit, drive.