Regarding “Monuments to Life,” May 24: Ona tour of the Czech Republic, our travel guide was interested in two things American: famous cemeteries and rock bands. When he later visited, his first request was a tour of Forest Lawn in Glendale. And when I pointed out the home of a rock drummer in our neighborhood who had worked with both Bob Dylan and the Beatles, his joy was complete.
I “collect” cemeteries too. A favorite is Highgate Cemetery in North London. The ancient, higgledy-piggledy gravestones are partially sunken, covered with moss and overgrown— wonderfully spooky! Its East Cemetery is the resting place of the infamous Karl Marx— his plot purchased by fellow writer Friedrich Engels. CAROLC LARK Los Feliz
Onemore “must” cemetery: When you get to Nantucket, Mass., be sure to wander through New North Cemetery, where you’ll find familiar names Dick” such as Coffin. With a visit to the whaling museum, it all comesto life.
Andone perfect small museumin Paris [June 7]: The Musée Nissim de Camondo( www.lat.ms/1dGx4Il). Stroll through a beautiful home with a tragic back story of the family that lived there. CISSY FISHER