Bravo, Peneycad

October 1, 2010

Hi everybunny! It’s me, Stamp. Remember meee? I’m baaack after a whirlwind of fun at Tiff followed by a disgusting cold that I no doubt caught off a dodgeball.

Thanks youse times ones millions to my homie, the amazing guest blogger
Andrea Peneycad for holding down the fort while I was off gallivanting-and-blowing-my-nose.

Fig. 1: Artistic rendering of Andrea Peneycad waving byebyebye for now to readers of this blog.

She did a kickass job of writing thoughtful and funny introductions to all the well-curated links she found and posted here during the month of September. I’m doing my best to convince her to start her own blog (this involves me doing a lot of loud whining of words like PLEEEEEEASE, and her saying MAYBE ONE DAY) so stay tuned for that, because you know I’ll feature it here when she does. Thanks, Andrea!

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Guest post: Abney Park Cemetery, by Juliet

June 18, 2009

My friend Juliet spent some time in England earlier this month and came home with a gorgeous passel of photos. I thought these pics of Abney Park in Stoke Newington were particularly beautiful- love the cool greens and mossy stones- so she let me re-post them here, along with her captions. The small-size photos don’t do justice to the gorgeous setting- make sure to click them to see the large versions.

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This place is 100% amazing. Abney Park was in its heyday (1840s) a non-denominational burial ground, the first cemetery in Europe to be combined with an arboretum. For the last twenty years, it hasn’t been used for burial. Instead, it’s now treated as an open space, and the natural landscape is taking over the gravestones in a really dramatic way. You can wander far off the main trails through row after row of gravestones, many lopsided or somewhat uprooted.

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You can read more about Abney Park Cemetery here and here.

– Juliet is an editor who lives in Brooklyn.

Gorgeous pics, hey? Thanks, Juliet.
The rest of y’all, I’m still happy to get guest posts.
Send ’em to stamperoo at gmail dot com, yeah?


Guest Post: By Mojo

June 3, 2009

Time for a new guest post! This one comes courtesy of my cat, Mojo.

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– Mojo is a 7 year old Maine Coon (or possibly Siberian) cat who lives in Toronto.