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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.

Sleeping angel

Camper Elm Tree

Protected family

At Rest

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REJOHNSON3 9/21/2013 5:34PM

    This looks like a very interesting take. What is the address that I may put in the Garmin to get me there.

We have visited the Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont three times and it so interesting walking around and reading the viewing the very artful tombstones.

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_VALEO_ 9/20/2013 2:26AM

    Glad you decided to skip the gym and walk outside!

Thanks for the photos and the link! I see that they plan wedding ceremonies... in a Cemetery ? A Goth Wedding, maybe ? "Till death do us part" has never sounded so right.

The guide tour is an excellent idea. It seems there is so much too see!

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KACAR51 9/19/2013 10:43PM

    Wow! Really interesting! Looks like a great place to do walking meditation! emoticon emoticon

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JLKCANADA 9/19/2013 8:01PM

    Great Blog and very interesting.

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SOPHIEDO13 9/19/2013 7:02PM

    The seems like a tranquil place thanks for the link and pictures !!

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