Monday, August 18, 2014

For the Love of All Things Historic

This photography thing is getting expensive.
And I don't mean the buying-new-lenses-fun-kind of expensive.
Grand Entry

Most recently, it was the
Pssssssssssssssssss kind of expensive.
You know, the Pssssssssssssssssss that comes with a flat tire?
The not-so-fun kind of expensive.
Civil War Soldier's Field

Who would have expected a flat tire in a cemetery?
Or even worse,
in an abandoned cemetery in west Philly?

I have had enough frights and
learned not to make these trips alone.

So I was in good company with photo friends
when Dane from AAA came and saved the day.
Newly Uncovered Masonic Circle 

Dane had us back among the living in no time.
Thanks Dane.

All images are from the 
largest abandoned cemetery in the USA, 
the historic Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, 
where the Friends of Mt. Moriah Cemetery 
are working to preserve and restore this owner-less cemetery. 
Thanks to the kind and helpful board president, 
Paulette Rhone, for helping us find our way within the cemetery. 

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Party of 5 said...

Wow, truly historic...beautiful
How's your Monday going?

Suburban Girl said...

The good news is I needed new tires anyway, it just sped up the getting them process. Monday is good so far! Thanks!

Tamar SB said...

Oy! So sorry you got a flat, but these are STUNNING!

MadSnapper said...

well this was certainly and 'adventure'. glad you had friends with you, waiting alone for the AAA would not be fun. the photos are AWESOME. love the titles to

Adrienne said...

Really beautiful photos - such an interesting and haunting subject. And I mean haunting - cause I can't imagine the notion of a cemetery being abandoned! Such history. So much heart and pride to be preserved. That arched, stone gate is truly something!

Kerry said...

Dang. Of all places to be stranded! Thank you AAA. :) Beautiful photos, though. I am wondering how a cemetery could not have an owner. Jeesh.

Sarah Huizenga said...

So sucky about the tire. I am glad that you were not alone, especially there. You have the coolest places in your area!

Kim said...

Sorry about your flat tire! These are really great though...a silver lining?

Laurie said...

I love visiting cemeteries, too. I've never had any problems. However, I do watch my back. But, I think I might freak a little, if I had a flat tire in one of them. Glad you were ok and got help quickly.

Ida said...

Wow what amazing shots here. The Grand Entry is so cool looking. I'm so glad your tire got fixed and am also thankful you share these photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography of very treasured history ~ Glad you had help with your flat tire ~ thanks for visiting ~xoxox

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