Thursday, September 19, 2013
Today was a lovely day in Massachusetts. Temp reached 75. I decided to skip the gym and go for a walk outside.
My friend and I headed out to Mount Auburn Cemetery.
In 1831 the Massachusetts Horticultural Society purchased 72 acres of mature woodland situated in Watertown and Cambridge for the creation of a “rural cemetery” and experimental garden. On September 24, 1831, a crowd gathered in the Dell, the natural amphitheater located in the heart of the Cemetery, for the ceremony to consecrate this sacred land.
It is so peaceful and beautiful. Very different from other cemeteries. When you walk in this one you may see wild life and bird watchers, walkers, those meditating, and even sitting and reading. The word that come to mind is Tranquil.
Jogging is prohibited as well as skateboarding, scooters and other annoyances.
There is a self-guided tour of the cemetery that I want to take as I have only seen a small portion of the cemetery. There is so much to see and the graves of many famous and not so famous here.
Here are a few photos of monuments and nature that I found interesting.
Camper Elm Tree