One evening in September 2016 I was running errands when I found I had some spare time between stops. I was already in Portland’s
so after dinner at Ken’s Artisan Pizza
I decided to pop over to the historic (established 1855) Lone Fir Cemetery
only a quarter of a mile away.
Lone Fir is one of Portland’s oldest continuously-used cemeteries. It was named for the solitary tree in its northwest corner, which is still standing today. Over 150 years later, it has the company of more than 700 trees representing 67 species growing throughout the site, making it Portland’s second largest arboretum.
I arrived at 7:00, just before sunset. About 20 minutes later the sun had disappeared; then it was my turn to disappear and start my next errand. In such a short amount of time I was able to photograph only a handful of the more than 25,000 graves. Out of the 19 photos I took, the best 12 can be viewed in this album.
For further details about the stories behind the photos in this album, see the related articles: