More shots from Mt. View Cemetery. This is a series of family tombs designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. He included elements of Romanesque architecture in his structures. For some reason, I think of beehives when I see them. Although they look identical, there are subtle differences between the buildings. These mausoleums house prominent San Francisco families beginning with scions who died near the turn of the 19th century. Even for San Franciscans, Oakland's Mt. View Cemetery was THE place to be buried. More detailed information can be found at Lives of the Dead, which tells the tales behind the tombs. Linking today to Julie's Taphophile Tragics.