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All taken in Montparnasse cemetery in Paris, France just a few short weeks ago.
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Currently working on my journal from my 3 week wandering in France with my bestie …
~ Cemeteries, Castles, Chateaus and just the day to day “funnies” along the way ..
~ #Lucyandethel wander through history
St Mary’s Cemetery Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Mary’s Cemetery began in 1873. It is a historic cemetery with meandering hills, towering trees, majestic monuments and family mausoleums.
St Mary’s of South Minneapolis is a 65-acre property originally began as a parish cemetery by the Church that is now what is known as the Basilica of St. Mary. In the late 1880’s, it became an Archdiocesan-wide cemetery. As history states, St. Mary’s has had more than 64,000 interments and there are about 175 burials that happen each year. Included are traditional burial plots and a Garden Mausoleum.
I spent a beautiful lightly snowy and foggy (early) morning at a gem of a cemetery over looking a beautiful lake. I must say, I was a bit spooked at times as the gates had just opened and there wasn’t a soul (no pun intended) insight. But I thoroughly enjoyed it and wandered for sometime, losing myself in the peace, quiet and fog.
This cemetery was founded in 1871, This quite interesting story began with several New England-born men and women who came to Minnesota around the late 1800’s. These were the men and women that helped to build the city of Minneapolis. They were progressive, enlightened and envisioned this amazing plot of land as a place for the community members to be buried in beauty and tranquility.
And silence sounds no worse than
cheers / After death has stopped
— A. E. Housman
* SOMETHING TO PONDER *
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this like is a wandering to find a home’, why should we not look forward to the arrival
— C.S. Lewis
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OAK HILL CEMETERY EXCELSIOR, MINNESOTA 9/3/2013
The Oak Hill Cemetery was organized as a public cemetery during the 1850’s. It sits on top of a hill facing the south side of Lake Minnetonka Lake Minnetonka was a bustling vacation area in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s.
The first burial was in 1855, while the last was in the late 1960’s.There are three sections of the Oak Hill Cemetery. The oldest part of the cemetery is section one; this is on the hill area. This is somewhat a steep and quite dangerous hill in places. The second section is to the east of section one. The third section is to the west of sections one and two, on the flat section. I have spent my time in only in the oldest section, on top of the hill.
Legend has it that some paranormal activity has gone on in this cemetery at night. The Paranormal Research Society has done some studies in this very cemetery. You may visit their website to view what that have found in this cemetery. http://www.mprsminnesota.com/
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