Minneapolis (Part 2): Fort Snelling Cemetery / by Neal Auch

This series of cemetery photographs was shot in Minneapolis' Fort Snelling Cemetery on my last day in Minneapolis.  The cemetery is near the airport.  Before catching my flight home I made sure I would have enough time to pop into the graveyard and take a few pictures.  I never visited Fort Snelling back when I lived in the Twin Cities, something I now regret.  I absolutely loved the symmetry and homogeneity of the grave markers, and the abandoned feel of that place near dusk.  I got really lucky with the weather; a storm was rising as I got into the cemetery, and I had just enough time to get some nice shots before the rain got too heavy.  

The first image in this series -- showing the stormy twilight sky and uniform rows of grey grave markers broken only by a single bouquet of flowers -- was featured in the literary magazine Midwestern Gothic.