Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On Angel's Wings

In honor of Veterans Day 
my photo club attended a Memorial Service and Tour
of a large historic cemetery that 
serves as a final resting place for over 10,000 US Veterans. 

Many of whom are prominent and well known today. 
And many others whose lives were lost too early. 

The broken column above is a symbol 
of a life lost in action.

In addition to the veterans, 
many noted people in Philadelphia history 
are also laid to rest here. 

And walking through this place, 
it becomes more than a cemetery. 

There is unique history,

 artistic beauty, 

and breathtaking views to be taken in. 

Blending together, it stirs your soul 
in peace and tranquility.

Laurel Hill Cemetery
can be accessed through the arch of a gate house
at 3822 Ridge Ave in Philadelphia, PA.

There are only a few parking spaces inside the cemetery
but we were permitted to park along the cemetery road system inside.
There is also an undesignated lot across from the gatehouse
belonging to the cemetery where you can also leave a car.
There is no fee to visit the cemetery. 


Out on the prairie said...

I enjoyed the pics. It is the 2nd Laurel Hill I have seen.

Wayne said...

Looks like a place I'd like to get lost!

Pride In Photos Beauty said...

Rebecca, The last pic of the huge cross memorial over looking the water is breathtaking to say the least.

Kathy said...

Love these shots of an historic cemetery. I'm always on the lookout for old cemeteries on my adventures up and down the roads here in Texas.

Jim said...

These are nice pictures of your Laurel Hill Cemetery. By your page title I was expecting Gettysburg where I have visited and was pleasantly surprised by this one.

We have the second largest Veterans's cemetery, Houston National, in the nation. It is just under the size of Arlington National. Beig only about half full, there are just over 70,000 burried there now.

Mrs. Jim and I could be burried there although we have already purchased a private lot.

Unknown said...

The beautiful angel window in minimal color, the broken pillar, they're all so meaningful. Thanks for sharing, Rebecca!