Sunday, August 18, 2019

Woodlawn

Carrying on with this walk through Woodlawn Cemetery in Guelph, the place was quite peaceful.


There is a mausoleum at the heart of the cemetery. It was locked, but I was able to get a shot through the front door glass.


I carried on with my walk.


Small American flags at a family plot drew my eye. The family would have come to Canada at some point in the 1970s. The father was a veteran of World War Two.


His son, bearing his name, served in the Vietnam War, and died a few years after that war had ended.


I kept walking.


This rather unusual stone with a cat carved into the back drew my eye.


For today I leave off with this view.

29 comments:

  1. So much history buried there. A place of reflection.

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  2. Cemeteries are fascinating places. I particularly like the one in the country town where I was raised because there are lots of familiar names on the graves.

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  3. Nice photos, the mausolem is fancy. They scare me as a child after my parents explained what they are because my 4 year old mind thought the deceased are waiting for spring like live people do.

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  4. Gravestones can be treasure troves for historians and they make great perches for flycatchers too.

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  5. Impressive graveyard with fascinating graves.

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  6. You'd never see the national flag on a grave in England, except in the American War Cemetery.

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  7. Hello, it is a beautiful place, the gravestones are impressive. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great new week!

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  8. ...I have seen many mausoleums, but this one is amazing.

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  9. @Fun60: indeed.

    @Joan: I can see that.

    @Maywyn: that I get.

    @David: true.

    @Marianne: I agree.

    @John: understandable.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Marleen: very much so.

    @Tom: it is.

    @Sandi: indeed.

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  10. Serenity is what I see...and well tended grass! A cemetery requires lots of trimming around all those gravestones!

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  11. Cemeteries are full of stories William, each gravestone a life lived and lost ✨

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  12. The headstone in the last photo is one of the things that keep our interest in the cemetery.

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  13. Ein friedlicher Ort voller Erinnerungen.

    Noke

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  14. Thank you for sharing, William

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  15. There is a lot to see in this peaceful place.

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  16. @Barbara: lots of it.

    @Grace: true.

    @Red: I agree.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: there is.

    @Bill: quite so.

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  17. It is the peacefulness of this cemetery that comes through in your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  18. i enjoy the tree canopy ... i bet it keeps loved ones in the cooler temps to see their family. i enjoy the creative headstones ...they really have changed over the years. ( ;

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  19. Cemeteries can be so peaceful. Quiet places.

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  20. A very interesting stroll through the cemetery.

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  21. There are so many stories in cemeteries...untold.

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  22. Oh, right, this is Guelph! sigh.

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  23. I'm glad you are sharing this lovely place with us, William. Thank you.

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