Why the Granary Burying Ground is interesting, visually.
From the official Granary Burying Ground site:
Puritan churches did not believe in religious icons or imagery, so the people of Boston used tombstones as an outlet for artistic expression of their beliefs about the afterlife. One of the most popular motifs was the "Soul Effigy," a skull or "death’s head" with a wing on each side that was a representation of the soul flying to heaven after death. Elaborate scroll work, poetic epitaphs, and depictions of the Grim Reaper and Father Time also adorn many headstones.
By the way, the historic figures interred here include Declaration of Independence signers Samuel Adams and John Hancock, as well as the five victims of the Boston Massacre
Now back to the graven images:
Note: Photo at the top of this post by Urban~commonswiki