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After staying the night at a friend’s house in Northeast DC, TC and I toured these three cemeteries across from each other on Suitland Road in Suitland, MD, just outside of DC.

Visiting large cemeteries on a sportbike is the way to go!

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This visit was the pinnacle of Gothiness. On a visit to Baltimore, my friend RtM and I just happened to park near Westminister Hall, where Edgar Allan Poe is entombed.

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Ubergothness ensued.

If interested, RtM’s sweatshirt and other goodies

It seemed Greenmount Cemetery was never open for visitors. One fortuitous Saturday afternoon, Gentile and some other friends, and I managed to join a tour. We saw John Wilkes Booth’s grave and the final resting places of other Baltimore denizens.

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Greenmount Cemetery; Westminster Hall

Congressional Cemetery is supported by dog-walkers. It’s serious business. Friends organized this party in October. Cemetery spelunking is a social activity for Goths.

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Gothic Victorian Cemeter Picnic in Congressional Cemetery

Is this the Grace United Methodist Church cemetery? I don’t know. I was so excited when I moved to Gaithersburg that there was a cemetery within walking distance. Plus, I knew the roads because I knew how to get to the Rockville Cemetery.

On the particular walk in which I visited this cemetery, and 75 percent of my walks in Gaithersburg thereafter, I was honked, hooted, whistled, and hollered at. Men of Gaithersburg, grow up and get some class. I’m so glad I moved.

My phone was dying, otherwise I would have taken more pictures. This cemetery is unmarked on Google maps, but it’s right by The Golden Bull restaurant and the Exxon on MD 355/Frederick Ave.

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Despite having moved home base to Gaithersburg, by August, I made new friends scattered across the DMV. Omega Maverick and I met up in Alexandria because it was equidistant for us to convene. We examined these tombstones before getting kicked out at dusk. How Goth.

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Mt Comfort Cemetery

It’s been a while, denizens of the cemeteries…but we always come crawling back.

This was an artist’s date after work one Saturday on which I had mid-shift. I walked to the cemetery from my aunt and uncle’s house and my phone died mid-visit (apropos). Visiting at sundown while an historical interpretation tour was going on was a first. Usually I’m alone in the graveyards during daylight. My Facebook/Instagram buddy TKV kept me accountable for making time for this artist’s date.

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Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery
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