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Monday, February 8, 2010

Mt. Auburn in Spring

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Massachusetts - Spring Flowering Trees Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Watertown/Cambridge, Massachusetts ~
May 8, 2006

We sought out this place on the map because I have a number of ancestors buried here. What I hadn't realized was how beautiful the place would be, or how historic.

January 3, 2012: I'm revisiting this post today to link it to the "Taphophile Tragics" meme. Check it out!

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13 comments:

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I love visiting old cemeteries, not only are they often beautiful, they also have a lot of history. I have at times felt strangely connected to my ancestors when I have found them in some of these lovely old graveyards. Thanks for the photo and the history link.
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Stine in Ontario said...

Really beautiful! Someday I should visit the graves of my ancestors also from Massachusetts! (Marshfield and Hingham)

Jacob said...

Truly a gorgeous place and a gorgeous photograph, too. I'm glad that your ancestors are buried in such an historical place.

My ancestors were all buried in hysterical places!

James said...

The mix of colors are so beautiful. This is a really nice picture.

Francisca said...

On my long TO DO wish list is to put together a coffee table book about cemeteries. This one would need to get in it. Beautiful.

Lee Spangler said...

I remeber a beautiful one in Boston too where you had relatives. Too bad its not appropriate to picnic there.

Francisca said...

Lee, why is it not appropriate to picnic in a cemetery? That is EXACTLY what Asians do... eat, drink, sing, dance, play cards and mahjong, and generally have a ball next to their ancestors' graves. I like the idea of life celebrations a whole lot more than somber "shhh" places.

tapirgal said...

I like the Asian plan.

Tinsie said...

This photo is the definition of spring :-)

VP said...

It's a lovely place.

Julie said...

The blossom amongst the grave markers is extremely beautiful, Sheryl. I agree with the Asia method as well. I do not think that eating, or reading, or talking in groups is at all inappropriate in a cemetery. I think it shows inclusion.

I will, in my copious free time (!) follow the links that you have provided in this post. Thank you so much for contributing to Taphophile Tragics. The number and variety of cemeteries I am encountering is music to my ears.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is so beautiful ... what a lovely place for family to visit.

Annie said...

How beautiful. How bursting with life this place is.