Monday, May 8, 2017

Beechwood Landscape

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.

30 comments:

  1. I love the idea of an interfaith room.

    Janis
    GDP

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  2. neat design ... love the seeing inside and how it is was all put together. ( ;

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  3. ...a wonderful stone church, William.

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  4. @Klara: it is!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Janis: it is quite fitting.

    @Beth: I was impressed.

    @Tom: it has a great design.

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  5. Very thoughtful to include an inter-faith room. Have a beautiful day!

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  6. It's a nice reception center. And that's a big boulder!

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  7. Wonderful spring light in these shots William, lovely old stone church too!

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  8. With the speial facilities, this is more than just a cemetery.

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  9. The building has a very stately look to it.

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  10. @Magwyn: indeed!

    @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.

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  11. Wow, the boulder is impressive! I love the view of mausoleum from 1930s. Beautiful!

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  12. I love this entire series, William! I really like your perspective in these photos. Well done!

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  13. Lovely photos. I think this garden would be very beautiful in summer.

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  14. The stone church is quite impressive.

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  15. That first picture is nicely framed.

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  16. @Tamago: the mausoleum occupies what seems like the highest ground in the cemetery.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Orvokki: I expect it would be.

    @Bill: it is, yes. It does have a chapel inside, which is convenient.

    @Janey: thanks!

    @Lowell: I agree!

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  17. 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.

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  18. The mausoleum is impressive! It looks more like a church.

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  19. The building, especially the interior, is beautiful.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. Very nice photographs.
    I think it is excellent to include an inter-faith room.

    All the best Jan

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  23. They look like star flowers! I have some, and I hope they don't freeze tonight!!!

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