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Mt. Calvary Cemetery - Austin, TX


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Tree Silhouette

Tree Silhouette

Dark silhouette of a tree, with a cloudy sky and power lines in the background
Crucified Christ Tombstone

Crucified Christ Tombstone

White tombstone portraying the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Corroding Gravestone

Corroding Gravestone

Although the engraving on the tombstone is still readable, the material is exhibiting signs of corrosion
Blades of Grass

Blades of Grass

Blades of grass swaying in the wind, with a headstone visible in the background
Bulky Slant Headstone

Bulky Slant Headstone

Bulky headstone with clear signs of corrosion due to time. Its engraving barely visible at the lower half
Grass Infested Grave

Grass Infested Grave

Grave with grass growing inside of it, a stone cross on its upper side and a pink, lonely flower to the side
Pristine Flat Marker

Pristine Flat Marker

Top-Down view of a clean, well-preserved flat marker
Eroded Flat Marker

Eroded Flat Marker

A headstone which has suffered such erosion that its engraving is now barely visible, let alone readable
Short, Discolored Headstone

Short, Discolored Headstone

A headstone just a few inches tall, with part of its engraving hidden by the grass growing around it
Short Headstone Close-up

Short Headstone Close-up

A closer look at the short headstone, revealing details of its texture and the first signs of moss growing on it
Disfigured Stone Cross

Disfigured Stone Cross

A stone cross, with its lower half seemingly lodged and buried into the ground, or otherwise broken.
Twin Granite Tombstones

Twin Granite Tombstones

Twin tombstones with a blue-colored cavity, and several writings enclosed within an engraved heart
Teenager's Gravestone

Teenager's Gravestone

White 16 year old's gravestone with decorative engraving at the top part of its front
White Brick Wall

White Brick Wall

White brick wall with minimal discoloration and various vegetation growing nearby
Slant Headstone

Slant Headstone

A headstone with decorative engraving at its sides, partially coated in lichen
Tombstone & Broken Cross

Tombstone & Broken Cross

A tombstone with a damaged cross on top of it, having its rusty, iron skeleton exposed
Cherub Statue

Cherub Statue

A statue of a cherub holding a single white lily, while small bouquets of flowers decorate the surroundings
Moss Covered Headstone

Moss Covered Headstone

A headstone having been ripped from its base, with its engraving fading at its lower parts
Damaged headstone

Damaged headstone

A headstone displaced from its base. A small bouquet of flowers seen having been left in front of it
Bulky Headstone & Cross

Bulky Headstone & Cross

A plain stone headstone with its top protruding into a cross
Headstone & Cross Front View

Headstone & Cross Front View

Front view of a pentagon-shaped headstone with a cross forming where the two upper sides would meet instead of a tip
Stone Chalice

Stone Chalice

Stone shaped to the form of a chalice, with delicate, decorative patterns visible on its exterior
Stone Chalice & Vegetation

Stone Chalice & Vegetation

Another stone chalice with vegetation flourishing from within it, almost like it would in a pot
Gravestone & Decorated Cross

Gravestone & Decorated Cross

Pentagonal gravestone with a cross on its top, which is decorated with colored rocks in a mosaic-like fashion
Gable Shaped Tombstone

Gable Shaped Tombstone

Tombstone with no visible engraving, partially covered in dead vegetation
Field of Graves

Field of Graves

View of several headstones scattered within the cemetery
Corroded Headstone & Flower

Corroded Headstone & Flower

An eroded headstone with faded floral decorations, as well as a single flower lodged in the crack between the cross and the rest of the structure
Memorial Overwhelmed with Grass

Memorial Overwhelmed with Grass

A memorial seemingly designed for vegetation to grow within it. Tall grass blades seen protruding from inside
Smooth Corroded Headstone

Smooth Corroded Headstone

A headstone corroded with time, leaving it relatively smooth and its engraving faded
Broken Stone Pieces

Broken Stone Pieces

Broken stone pieces laying on the ground among grass and dead leaves
Stone Cross

Stone Cross

Stone cross with a rectangular shaped cavity at its center
Decorated Cross

Decorated Cross

Cross decorated with colored rocks. A chain attatched to either end of its crossbars
Century Old Headstone

Century Old Headstone

Headstone of a young adult, decorated with a floral engraving at its top
Damaged Stone Cross

Damaged Stone Cross

Stone cross with most of its lower half missing, save for the exposed metal rod acting as its skeleton
Granite Gravestone

Granite Gravestone

A granite gravestone still firmly attatched to its base
Flourishing Vegetation

Flourishing Vegetation

Densely packed grass growing from within the curb of a grave
Grave Curb Closeup

Grave Curb Closeup

A detailed shot of a grave curb, revealing its texture, while grass surrounds the focal point
Grave Curb & Grass

Grave Curb & Grass

Grass growing within the confinements of a grave curb, composed of several arch-like segments
Grass Thriving Within a Grave

Grass Thriving Within a Grave

Blades of grass seemingly flowing over the grave's curb
Gravestone & Damaged Curb

Gravestone & Damaged Curb

A headstone with a faintly engraved cross, still standing despite the extensive damage the rest of the grave has sustained
Headstone Among Dead Leaves

Headstone Among Dead Leaves

A lonely, dark grey headstone standing among grass and dead leaves
Dark Grey Headstone

Dark Grey Headstone

A dark colored headstone with the symbol of a cross in front of a triangle seen on its upper half
Dark Headstone Closeup

Dark Headstone Closeup

A closer look at the headstone's engraving, clearly readable despite its old age
Artificial Flowers

Artificial Flowers

Small, artificial white flowers in the focal point, with a headstone and a tree in the background
Damaged Gravestone

Damaged Gravestone

A headstone ripped from its base and laid horizontally on top of it
Eroded Headstone

Eroded Headstone

The headstone's engraving has faded with time to the point that it is now barely readable, although noticable
Broken Headstone Slabs

Broken Headstone Slabs

Two large pieces of headstone piled on top of each other
The Texture of Stone

The Texture of Stone

A closer look at the stone's unique texture, revealing minor signs of flora growing on it
Slab of Stone Details

Slab of Stone Details

Another look at the texture of the stone, displaying its small details at the point of focus
Century Old Flat Marker

Century Old Flat Marker

A well-preserved flat marker with only minor signs of discoloration
Flat Marker Engraving Closeup

Flat Marker Engraving Closeup

A closer look at the flat marker, revealing the inside of the engraving
White Lichen on Headstone

White Lichen on Headstone

A headstone covered in distinct white lichen, among other signs of time passed usually expected
White Lichen Headstone Closeup

White Lichen Headstone Closeup

A detailed look of the headstone's engraving, which is made quite difficult to read due to the lichen growth on the stone
Damaged Tree Stump

Damaged Tree Stump

A cleanly cut tree stump. The tree's remains have cracked due to time and formed into a structure that would resemble broken glass
Cubic Memorial & Field of Graves

Cubic Memorial & Field of Graves

A distinct, lonely memorial, with several gravestones scattered among the field in the background
Slant & Flat Marker

Slant & Flat Marker

Two different types of headstone next to each other, with a nearby tree's growth having disturbed the flat marker's position
Severely Discolored Headstone

Severely Discolored Headstone

A headstone with severe discoloration due to time, as well as organisms growing on the stone
Lichen Within the Engraving

Lichen Within the Engraving

The lichen has found its way within the deteriorating headstone's engraving in such a way that it partially renders it easier to read
Emblem of the Knights of Columbus

Emblem of the Knights of Columbus

The emblem of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization, etched in stone
Christ's Crucifixion

Christ's Crucifixion

Steps leading to a portrayal of Jesus Christ's crucifixion
Statue of the Virgin Mary

Statue of the Virgin Mary

A statue of the Virgin Mary, whose hands seem to have suffered some damage, placed in front of a black granite arch.
Twin Slant Headstones

Twin Slant Headstones

Two slant headstones placed on either side of a tree growing between them
Flourishing Tree

Flourishing Tree

Tree planted between two slant headstones with its branches impressively extending outwards
Virgin Mary & St. Thomas

Virgin Mary & St. Thomas

Statues of the Virgin Mary and St. Thomas, with flowers and offerings laid on top of the dead leaves in front of them
Gravestone with Arabic Engraving

Gravestone with Arabic Engraving

A gravestone having part of its engraving written in arabic, while the lichen growing inside makes it more easily visible
Flat Gravestone

Flat Gravestone

A plain, white gravestone with no date of birth etched in it
Granite Headstone & Grave

Granite Headstone & Grave

A granite headstone with no visible engraving, and grass growing within the curb of the grave
Tree Growing from a Grave

Tree Growing from a Grave

A small, scrawny tree seen growing from the soil inside the grave's curb
Severed Tombstone

Severed Tombstone

A long tombstone cut off from its base and simply left a few inches away from it.
Headstone with Crude Engraving

Headstone with Crude Engraving

A headstone bearing unprofessional, crude carvings instead of the expected near-perfect engraving
Red Lichen Gravestone

Red Lichen Gravestone

A gravestone which houses an abundance of red lichen, growing from almost every cavity, decorative or otherwise
Upper Half of Lichen Coated Gravestone

Upper Half of Lichen Coated Gravestone

A closer look at the decorative part of the gravestone. Its floral elements almost accentuated by the growing lichen
Lichen Coated Gravestone Overall View

Lichen Coated Gravestone Overall View

A more complete view of the lichen coated gravestone, revealing all of its details from top to base
Imposing Tress

Imposing Tress

Large, imposing trees. Their foliage merging as if they were one
Highest Tree Branches

Highest Tree Branches

Tree branches extending upwards, while the cloudy sky takes over the background
Tree Reaching Into the Sky

Tree Reaching Into the Sky

Large tree standing tall, while several others can be seen scattered all over the cemetery
Delicate Flora

Delicate Flora

Small, delicate stems, leaves, flowers and grass can be seen, with a rotten, fallen tree trunk in the background
Microscopic Flowers

Microscopic Flowers

A shot focused on several tiny, purple flowers
Hollow Tree Trunk

Hollow Tree Trunk

A look inside a rotting tree trunk, having been partially hollowed out with time
Dark Grey Gravestone

Dark Grey Gravestone

Plain, dark grey gravestone with minimal signs of deterioration
Triplet Headstones

Triplet Headstones

Triplet headstones laid in a row, with splashes of red lichen growing on the leftmost one
Tombstone & Cross

Tombstone & Cross

A short tombstone with its top shaped into a stone cross
Flat Marker Covered in Vegetation

Flat Marker Covered in Vegetation

A flat marker partially covered in dead grass and leaves, making it quite easy to miss
Young Adult's Headstone

Young Adult's Headstone

White gravestone with mild discoloration, belonging to a young adult
Gravestone with Floral Decorative Design

Gravestone with Floral Decorative Design

White gravestone with raised lettering, as well as a simplistic design at its top
White Discolored Gravestone

White Discolored Gravestone

Century old gravestone showing relatively mild signs of discoloration and erosion
Dark Colored Gravestone

Dark Colored Gravestone

Dark grey gravestone, curved at the bottom where it meets its base
Moderately Coroded Gravestone

Moderately Coroded Gravestone

A gravestone which has moderately suffered by the touch of time, as its engraving seems to gradually fade
19th Century Headstone

19th Century Headstone

Late 18th century headstone, surprisingly well preserved, considering its age
Grass culm

Grass culm

Thin culms of grass with a gravestone in the background
Grass "Flower"

Grass "Flower"

A grass "flower" serving as the focal point, while more vegetation surrounds a headstone in the background
18th Century Tombstone

18th Century Tombstone

Tombstone of an elderly woman born in the late 18th century
Preschooler's Gravestone

Preschooler's Gravestone

Gravestone belonging to a child only 4 years of age
Lichen Infested Headstone

Lichen Infested Headstone

Headstone almost completely coated in red lichen, save for the raised lettering and symbol at the top
Twin Podium Headstones

Twin Podium Headstones

Twin headstones shaped like podiums, with an open book and a cross carved on their upper parts, while what seems to be arabic writing can be seen at the bottom
Plain White Headstone

Plain White Headstone

Plain white headstone with a cross confined in a circle near its top
Grave Curb Lettering

Grave Curb Lettering

Lettering on the curb of a memorial, reading: "Executed by Eder-Lenarduzzi, Austin"
Metal Gate Bars

Metal Gate Bars

Metal bars that are gradually deteriorating
Lonely Chair

Lonely Chair

A single, lonely folding chair left in a corner, as seen through the metal bars
Abandoned Interior

Abandoned Interior

A seemingly abandoned, or rarely used room with several items such as plastic cups, a water jug and a chair scattered around
"IHS" Christogram & Dead Flower

"IHS" Christogram & Dead Flower

A cross with the raised letters "Ihs" in its center, usually interpreted as "Jesus Hominum Salvator", meaning "Jesus, Saviour of men". "Ihs" being the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus
Dark Stone Cross & "IHS" Christogram

Dark Stone Cross & "IHS" Christogram

A cross with the raised letters "Ihs" in its center, usually interpreted as "Jesus Hominum Salvator", meaning "Jesus, Saviour of men". "Ihs" being the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus
Dark Stone Flat Marker

Dark Stone Flat Marker

A simple, plain flat marker surrounded by dead leaves
Deteriorating White Headstone

Deteriorating White Headstone

Headstone with mild signs of damage due to time, although most of its engraving is easily readable
White Headstone Close-up

White Headstone Close-up

A closer look at the white headstone, revealing details of its engraving, as well as the cross within shallow, circular cavity
Scattered Graves

Scattered Graves

Several headstones laid all over the cemetery, with larger and smaller trees alike breathing some life into the area
Stone Statue of an Angel

Stone Statue of an Angel

Statue of an angel seemingly looking down into the lense, while the cloudy sky takes up the rest of the shot
Patch of Grass

Patch of Grass

An open area containing nothing but grass and dead leaves, with several headstones and memorials in the distance