Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cedar Hill Cemetery

Cedar Hill Cemetery is located in the south end of Hartford, almost in Wethersfield.  It is the permanent home of many illustrious Hartford citizens whose warranties have expired.  Today I will show the entrance.  On future Tuesdays, you will see some of the tombstones and monuments as part of Taphophile Tragics.

28 comments:

Sue said...

Cedar Hill is an oasis in Hartford that I'm not sure too many people know about. I can walk to it from my house. Occasionally a few hooved minions of satan (deer) who live there find their way to my garden.

Lowell said...

Gorgeous, especially that chapel. You will take us inside, right?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous composition in the first shot Jack, the dappled light makes a super image... 'whose warranties have expired' love it., must remember it..!!

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful place. I'm not ready for permanent residency yet, though. :)

Sharon said...

I like the pretty chapel on the property.

VP said...

What a lovely place, our cemeteries are never so charming...

Halcyon said...

I can't wait to see more! I love cemeteries, especially old ones. :)

Nicola Carpenter said...

What a gorgeous picture. Looks like a lovely peaceful place.

Beneath Thy Feet

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful place and I love the sunlight dappled grounds! Of course, like Grace, I particularly like "whose warranties have expired"! A great smile to start my day, Jack, and I hope yours is off to a great start, too!

hamilton said...

This is such a pretty chapel.

jennyfreckles said...

A pretty place to end one's days, for sure. I like your framing of that first shot.

RedPat said...

Super first shot, Jack!

Kate said...

Cedar Hills looks like a well-maintained park, lovely grounds for "the final resting place." Cemetery visits can be all absorbing. It's especially interesting if it's old and well-established with some histories to be "read" on some tombstones.

EG CameraGirl said...

I look forward to seeing who now resides there.

Michelle said...

Beautiful chapel. I hope you share more photos. I love old cemeteries.

Paul in Powell River said...

If one has to check out, one might like to check out there!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great shots and beautiful chapel!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

***
Hope you are having a fabulous week****

Birdman said...

A pastoral image today.

Bob Crowe said...

The chapel in this pastoral setting looks like rural England.

Randy said...

What a beautiful church.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This first photo is simply charming with the frame of sturdy trees protecting the structure. You will have to take one in the snow... well, maybe someone could take it for you - hah!

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh come on Jack, not even one little arrrrrrrr! I bet you would make a fabulous pirate me hearty haha!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable place and so beautiful Chapel! I love the angle and composition in these pictures!
hugs
Léia
*** hey, thanks for your kind comment about my "reflection" :))

Nathalie said...

Jack I thought of you last weekend because I visited the Fabre Museum in Montpellier to see a fantastic exhibition dedicated to Caravaggio and his influence on European painting and some of paintings shown came from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art of Hartford.
It really was a fantastic exhibit.

Here's more about the project:
As part of the Franco-American cultural cooperation organization FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange), the Montpellier Agglomération Fabre Museum and the Augustin Museum of Toulouse are joining together in 2012-2013 with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art of Hartford to present an exhibition on European Caravaggism. One of the goals of this project is to show the richness of the museums in the FRAME network on this subject.
Bodies and shadows Caravaggio and European Caravaggism


In Montpellier, this exhibition presents authentic works by Caravaggio to show the artist's international influence, starting with his first followers and friends. For example, Manfredi, Gentileschi (father and daughter), and Saraceni all propagated the new iconography created by Caravaggio, along with his dramatic use of light and the realism of his models.

JM said...

Love how you composed the top shot.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I'm with JM, love the composition of the first shot.

Virginia said...

I love them both and I was just about to suggest you join us at Tapophile Tuesdays!
Look forward to more photos.
V

Julie said...

A glorious little chapel, Jack, and so well framed. I am assuming it serves as a chapel as well as an entrance to the cemetery.

I shall follow your postings with eager pleasure. Thank you.