Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 142 - A Cigar For Al

Day 142 - A Cigar For Al, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.
Jan 20, 2012.  This morning I had a photo expedition with two 365 buddies to Mount Carmel Cemetery. This is the unassuming grave of its most infamous occupant, Al Capone. There are a few other underworld figures buried there, but the enduring part of the experience is of beautiful statuary reflecting the sorrow and faith of a huge number of Catholic, mostly Italian-American, families. Several more photos will eventually be added to my flickr photostream, but for today, there's Capone. Someone has left him a cigar and a box of matches.

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