Below is another shot looking into the cemetery courtesy of Carl Morano (along with a comparison photo I took in 2005). Even thought it's a shame seeing the old building torn down, I actually think this is an improvement. I like that the plot can now be clearly seen from the street, and I also like that it restores the cemetery to what it was when Houdini first selected the plot and erected the exedra. It all seems more...peaceful.
Thank you Colleen and Carl for giving us our first look at the new Machpelah. You check out more photos of Houdini's plot and original Houdini poetry on Colleen's tumblr, A Braid of Frost and Felt.