This view from near the gazebo I left off with yesterday takes in the garden, with the reception centre for Beechwood beyond it. When I was here on Good Friday, the first spring flowers were coming up in the beds. I suspect some tulips might well be among them.
The reception center features a large chamber, designed to be an inter-faith room for use by anyone. At its center is a boulder unearthed from the grounds that serves as a reminder that while human life is transient, the greater order of things has permanence.
These little flowers were springing up outside the Neo-Gothic mausoleum, which dates to the 1930s.
That is one big stone!ReplyDelete
Belas fotografias, gostei.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
I love the idea of an interfaith room.ReplyDelete
neat design ... love the seeing inside and how it is was all put together. ( ;ReplyDelete
...a wonderful stone church, William.ReplyDelete
@Klara: it is!ReplyDelete
@Francisco: thank you.
@Janis: it is quite fitting.
@Beth: I was impressed.
@Tom: it has a great design.
Very thoughtful to include an inter-faith room. Have a beautiful day!ReplyDelete
It's a nice reception center. And that's a big boulder!ReplyDelete
Wonderful spring light in these shots William, lovely old stone church too!ReplyDelete
With the speial facilities, this is more than just a cemetery.ReplyDelete
The building has a very stately look to it.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: thank you.
@Marleen: it is!
@Grace: I enjoyed visiting.
@Red: this doesn't even factor in maintenance buildings nearby.
@Sharon: both do, but especially the mausoleum.
Wow, the boulder is impressive! I love the view of mausoleum from 1930s. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love this entire series, William! I really like your perspective in these photos. Well done!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos. I think this garden would be very beautiful in summer.ReplyDelete
The stone church is quite impressive.ReplyDelete
That first picture is nicely framed.ReplyDelete
That is a majestic place!ReplyDelete
@Tamago: the mausoleum occupies what seems like the highest ground in the cemetery.ReplyDelete
@Linda: thank you!
@Orvokki: I expect it would be.
@Bill: it is, yes. It does have a chapel inside, which is convenient.
@Lowell: I agree!
Rock of ages.ReplyDelete
My friend was visiting Ottawa last November and took many walks through this beautiful cemetery. She talked about how nice it was and a popular spot for walkers and runners, and all the various memorial gardens.ReplyDelete
The mausoleum is impressive! It looks more like a church.ReplyDelete
The mausoleum was a surprise.ReplyDelete
The building, especially the interior, is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I just came from a Livorno post where you indicated that you had never eaten asparagus. Get to a grocery store, buy a small bunch, google a simple recipe, cook and then enjoy. You will go back for more. . . I guarantee it!! The mausoleum does indeed look like a church; it also looks strong and well-designed.ReplyDelete
This is quite a large operation. Most of the cemeteries I've seen are smaller patches of land with negligible development beyond the gravesites. But, come to think of it, I haven't wandered many in metropolitan areas.ReplyDelete
Very nice photographs.ReplyDelete
I think it is excellent to include an inter-faith room.
All the best Jan
They look like star flowers! I have some, and I hope they don't freeze tonight!!!ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: fitting, yes.ReplyDelete
@Pamela: it is a pretty place.
@Whisk: thank you.
@Lois: it does, yes.
@Mari: and a good one.
@Norma: I think so too.ReplyDelete
@Kate: it's solidly built.
@Kay: this is a good one to explore. Most of our cemeteries would be in outlying areas.
@Jan: I think so too.
@Jennifer: these could be. They could also be scilla.