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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.
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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/
This is just a sampling of the photos I took this day. Enjoy
The Notre Dame Cathedral was the largest religious building in the West until the Amiens Cathedral was built in the 13th century The Amiens Cathedral is the tallest in the Picardy region of France. It is located about 75 miles north of Paris, France. Unfortunately, I did not get to see this particular Cathedral.
The Notre Dame cathedral was started in about 1163 and completed in about 1345. During the French Revolution, in the 1790’s, it suffered great destruction. Over time, many different architects worked on this famous Cathedral, if you were to study this from all angles, you may be able to see the slight variations in the style.
The stained glass, sculptures and gargoyles are quite impressive. There are over 30 sculptures in all. There is also the famous Rose Window. Much of the stained glass dates back to the midlevel times. When inside, you can view the Great Organ, the Emmanual Bell, this dates back to the 1600’s and then you also see the crown of light that is above the main alter. All spectacular! It is a must to spend, at the very least, an afternoon sitting and listening to the organ. I even purchased a ‘Notre Dame’ coin that I carry with me at all time. One of my small tokens of Paris.
The Cathedral also holds the ‘Crown of Thorns, it was originally held at the Sainte Chappelle chapel until the French Revolution. It also holds a fragment of the True Cross and one of the Holy Nails.
…Research done though visiting this beautiful Cathedral, reading information in different books and on the internet.