Monday, August 19, 2019

Woodlawn

Today we carry on with this walk around Woodlawn Cemetery. 


I don't think this is a tombstone, as I could see no trace of writing on the statue or its base.


The walk continued. I saw the odd person walking, or visiting a grave. Groundskeepers were busy mowing the lawns.


I leave off for today with this view near the east side of the cemetery. A careful look might find a wreath at one of the tombs. A family plot here figures into military history, as I'll show you tomorrow.

30 comments:

  1. A nice place to visit to get some peace and quite. Most of the cemeteries here are not suitable for visits except during all souls day or during Easter.

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  2. Oh, that one stone looks like my parent´s.
    I´ll maybe pay them a visit on Wednesday... (my Niece´s birthday, though, not a good day to get sad).

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  3. I don't think cemetery visiting is as popular as it used to be. But, they sure are great for walking and reflecting. Have a great week, William.

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Hello, the statues are beautiful. I have visited a few of our local cemeteries. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  5. enjoy her hair details. very interesting. have a great week. ( ;

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  6. In a place like that you can find silence and meditation...

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  7. ...Woodlawn is a descriptive name for this beautiful cemetery!

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  8. Good looking statues! I guess one could put up a statue and not give details as to whom it honors!

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  9. I really liked this cemetery. My late mom had a book on its history. We used to have picnics there!

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  10. That is a sweet statue, but it does seem odd that there is no information on it. Very serene cemetery.

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  11. A very pretty and serene resting place William ✨

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  12. Many things in a cemetery leave you wondering like the standing statue. The links people have also asks questions as the military link for tomorrow.

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  13. @Nancy: here it is common.

    @Iris: perhaps another day.

    @Janis: quite true.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Italiafinlandia: true.

    @Tom: it certainly is.

    @John: it feels that way.

    @Barbara: I think it's merely decorative.

    @Jennifer: it's a good final resting place.

    @DJan: it's a peaceful place.

    @Grace: quite so.

    @Red: it's a good link what I have tomorrow.

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  14. I always look for the oldest headstone I can find.

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  15. It amazes me how they can carve faces out of stone.

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  16. The cemetery has some beautiful statues.

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  17. Nice images of the statues William.

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  18. Lovely stonework photos ~ and lovely cemetery ~

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. wow, that is a wonderful cemetery. love all the gravestones and statues.

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  20. @Marie: and there's a good amount of 19th century stones here.

    @Sandi: it is, yes.

    @Bill: very much so.

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Tammie: it is.

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  21. The cemetery seems quite big. The two I walk around are pretty small.

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  22. When I could walk, cemeteries figured largely. In Tennessee I saw a stone with the expected name, birth and death dates engraved. The back of the stone said "Toodeloo".

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  23. It looks like a beautiful and peaceful cemetery.

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  24. It seems to be a big one ! Nice sculptures, have never seen such on English cemetaries. Here of course it's full, especially in the oldest one ! http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/2014/08/brussels-cemetary-of-laeken.html ! There are even sculptures from Rodin.

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  25. Nice photos. I don't love this places but your photos are good.

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  26. It's lovely. I like the arch with the angel or madonna sculpture.

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  27. Those statues are so beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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