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Mountain View cemetery is a beautiful, park-like cemetery sprawling over 200 acres in the hills up at the end of Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, CA. This is where I first "cut my chops" at photography; I'd often visit, strolling the grounds and trying to capture good scenes. It's a great place to photograph, and very challenging due to the "busy-ness" of the all the various gravestones, tombs, and crypts of different sizes and shapes, and how they are all laid out.

This cemetery is now over 150 years old, and many famous people from the Bay Area are buried here such as Charles Crocker, Samuel Merritt, Julia Morgan, Anthony Chabot, and Domingo Ghirardelli.