Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas Eve in a cemetery - Skywatch Friday


Our pre-Christmas drive into Atlanta. Hubby was driving. It's weird, even though I've lived in Tampa for 10 years now and didn't grow up in Atlanta (from Alabama originally), I feel like I'm coming home when we drive into Atlanta.


A dark dreary day in Oakland Cemetery.


You can just barely see Grady Hospital from the cemetery. I guess it's good that the cemetery is so close by.




View of downtown.


Grant's tomb. This is not the grave of Lemont Grant, who Grant Park is named after. He is buried at Westview Cemetery. I couldn't find any history on this one but it was a big one.


Statue saluting the 3,000 unnamed confederate soldiers buried here.


This is a really cool place, if you think cemeteries are cool. It has a lot of history here and great birds. I think it's now one of my favorite places to hit when visiting. My first trip was in July when it was about a million degrees outside. This trip it was much cooler at 40 degrees. For this Floridian, that was pretty cold. I was bundled up so the only thing that felt cold was my fingers (note to self  "bring gloves next Christmas"). The only morning I had time to run over there was Christmas eve. It started out sunny but got cloudy and grey pretty quick. I saw some birds there I haven't seen in central Florida. More on those later.

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12 comments:

  1. it's got some beautiful monuments in it! i love the angel pointing upwards but looking downwards.

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  2. Great architecture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Beautifully captured!

    Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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  4. Nice photos. I love cemeteries personally. Nobody else goes with me when I visit them.

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  7. Photos really beautiful. Like this post so much.

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  8. Gorgeous Post..... Great photography... Awesome photos..First one is world trade center..

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  9. Beautiful photos, the skyline is pretty. Happy Weekend!

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  10. Nice shots - beautiful light. My favourite is Grant's tomb. Thanks for visiting:)

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