Sunday, February 24, 2013

Badass Weekend (Part 2)

Hellloooo!!!
I'm back! I'm sorry this took so long to put up buutttt I've been here, there, and everywhere this week.
So, I've brought yet another cemetery to you. They're just too beautiful not to visit. 
I'm always on the hunt to photograph an amazing, historic cemetery.
When we went to Houston we went to Glenwood Cemetery. It did not let us down.
The cemetery itself was established in 1871 and continues to be an active cemetery. It is comprised of 84 acres!!! We were astounded at the size. We only walked around a tiny portion of it. There are still 18 acres that are completely undeveloped and are for sale if you are wishing to plan ahead ;). It was also the first cemetery in Houston to be professionally designed. 
There were so many beautifully crafted mausoleum and they were so well taken care of! There were signs all over as you were driving through it to direct you towards your destination. The grounds were so neat and clean. Bums me out to think of my local cemetery and the way it's not kept up :(.
The cemetery holds tons of big wigs, if you will, a hollywood starlet, founder of what would become Chevron, last president of the Republic of Texas, and first president of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, just to name a couple. 
Statues/sculptures have always fascinated me. How do they make it look like her tunic is flowing? The detail on the hair and wings make it seem that much more alive.
I've been really interested in Freemasons for a few years now, so when I saw this I knew I needed a picture. He was born in 1811! History is so darn fascinating. Also, if you have no idea what i'm talking about please read up on it!
This instantly caught my eye! A mermaid on dolphins?! How amazing. 
We're silly people. He asked for this picture. haha.
A little bike!!
I loved this family plot. They were all labeled with who they were in the family, like the one above. I think I was really drawn to this plot because of the plants that were on the top.                                    
I have to admit that when my times come I don't want anything fancy like this at all. I would rather be cremated and turned into a tree. It can be done! I've seen it. Cemeteries are more for the living anyway.. don't you think? The dead are well dead and don't really know what you put or didn't put on their grave. Just my two cents. 

Either way I think cemeteries are fascinating and will continue to visit them.
Hope you enjoyed!

With all my love,

Pati




5 comments:

  1. Exactly my thoughts! I LOVE the old cemeteries, but it's just not the same now. I will gladly go for a stroll through one, but go ahead and cremate me after donating my organs :)

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    1. Yup.. they should do an opt out of organ donation instead of opt in! People are so stupid about donating something that they aren't going to use. I don't get it!

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    2. haha, exactly...the crazy mother in law swears God won't accept her into heaven unless she is buried intact...ummm wtf?

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  2. What a GORGEOUS cemetery! I love the personalized ones so much! They look like bathtub graves. So neat!
    <3

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  3. Those were also my favorite.. go figure!

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