Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Laurel Hill Cemetery (Part 1)

This past weekend my friend Tracy and I had a special outing to Laurel Hill Cemetery. Laurel Hill is a place I've wanted to go ever since I first moved to Philadelphia. One of my favorite things to do is walk around graveyards, looking at the beautiful sculptures and words left behind, and this cemetery is huge. It's actually 78 acres, so there was no way for us to see the whole thing, but we saw a great portion of it!

Here are some of my favorite pics (warning, giant pics).

Cemeteries are so beautiful and peaceful. I'm already planning to take Megan there when she visits next because I know she'd love it. The mausoleums were my favorite part, I think, and that giant set of stones with the woman opening the coffin. I want to go back when it's a little more overcast and take creepy pictures.

I had a blast and Tracy and I are already planning more adventures.


  1. Cool! Cemeteries are interesting. There's a big one in New York that used to be the No. 1 attraction here a century ago (GreenWood). My friends and I didn't know it had a closing time and we got locked in. Locked in a cemetery as it got dark!

  2. Cemeteries can be really amazing places, like a park with art and history. That magnolia tree is stunning! xoxo

  3. Being a history geek, I find cemeteries so interested. So of these sculptures are exceptional. Glad you had a fun day xo