Ceme­tery vis­its

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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

San Diego

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