This Article was Scheduled to be Published in a Local Newspaper for Halloween Fanatics, but – I missed the ‘Deadline. Even so…I still want to share these captivating, peaceful pictures and stories friends and readers sent to me.
Here are a few of 2015’s Most ‘Breathtakingl Cemeteries. Please feel free to add your comments, stories and links – we’d love to read them. “Thank you for sharing… and remember to ‘Google cemeteries on your next travel plans and forward us your pic’s for next years ‘Post.
NOTRE-DAME-DES-NEIGES Montreal Quebec.
During my trip this year I visited ‘Family in this Cemetery for the 1st time., I was blown away by the beauty and spiritual feeling here. The detailed work captured an emotional feeling inside. It was Founded over 150 years ago, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery contains precious grounds and incredible views, now protected by legislation passed by the City of Montreal, the Province of Quebec and the Government of Canada over the course of the past two years. The weather was perfect for this late September walk thru. http://www.notredamedesneigescemetery.ca/en/
AMERICAN CEMETERY OMAHA BEACH NORMANDY
This was sent to me by a dear friend Mark Wolfe. His message was so passionate, I couldn’t stop myself from reading more of the history.
The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. Only some of the soldiers who died overseas are buried here. When it came time for a permanent burial, the next of kin eligible to make decisions were asked if they wanted their loved ones repatriated for permanent burial in the U.S., or interred at the closest overseas cemetery.
Normandy American Cemetery sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel, east of St. Laurent-sur-Mer and northwest of Bayeux in Colleville-sur-Mer, 170 miles west of Paris. http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/no.php
FOREST LAWN CEMETERY Buffalo, New York http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/no.php
This Cemetery is a ‘Remarkable history of Art. Not everyone has had the pleasure of visiting Buffalo, New York, when you do remember…it’s not all about the ‘Wings., or maybe…at Forest Lawn it is.
Filled with the ‘Rich and Famous, Poets and…just amazing people. The Statues and Monuments are simply captivating. Every summer Forest Lawn offers “Sundays in the Cemetery” tours, each with a particular theme. Past examples have included the Pan-American Exposition Bus Tour, Forest Lawn History Bus Tour, African American Bus Tour, Civil War Bus Tour, and the Forest Lawn Nature Walk.
BONAVENTURE CEMETERY Savannah Georgia http://www.bonaventurecemeterytours.com/
Bonaventure is certainly one of the most famous and hauntingly beautiful. It has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time. This Cemetery gave my husband and I a private tour, we were mesmirzed by the experience – we bought a replica of the ‘Bird Girl. In this picture is ‘Gracie, please take time to follow the link above to read her story – it’s a special part of the ‘Bonaventure’s history.
Poet Conrad Aiken, Academy Award-winning lyricist Johnny Mercer and Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair are among those buried at Bonaventure. As death became more romanticized and ritualized during this period, cemeteries became lush, beautiful “cities of the dead.”
Westminster Abbey- London, England http://www.westminster-abbey.org/
London has an abundance of historical and beautiful cemeteries. My parents have had the pleasure of visiting the elaborate tombs at Westminster Abbey. The giant church is nearly 1000 years old and many of the great Kings and Queens of England have been coronated, married, and buried here, including Queen Elizabeth I. Great deals of other notables of English history are also buried here. My Mother’s favorite is the Poet’s Corner where you can find the graves of Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and many more.