Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dia de los Muertos

I didn't get these Sewickley Cemetary photos posted on Halloween as I'd hoped (too busy scaring kids!) so I figured The Day of the Dead and All Saints Day was the next best thing. The photo above is the view from the highest point of the Cemetary. You can see the Sewickley bridge in the background and if you look really close you can see the church clock tower to the right between the trees.

Most of the grave markers were so old and erroded that you could hardly make out the inscriptions. Tom managed to find one from a person who passed away on his birthday 100+ years before he was born....kind of eeeeerie!

The cemetary road went around and around in a corkscrew fashion and these were some markers that were over a cliff, not really with the rest of the graves...not sure how their visitors make it down there but judging by the flag, they get there somehow.

And this mausoleum had gates with a lovely green patina...that were padlocked, but don't get me wrong, there's NO WAY I would have dared opened the gates had I the chance!

It felt like a very peaceful cemetary...we were the only visitors Friday morning aside from the grounds keeper that was clearing leaves. And considering there were no strange orbs in any of my photos, I think it's safe to assume that all these souls are at peace. Happy Dia de los Muertos!

1 comment:

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Such pretty pictures, Rachel. And such a pretty cemetery.