Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Saint Mary Cemetery


Saint Mary Cemetery is a huge New Britain cemetery.  I never noticed it until the leaves were off when I drove past in late November.  New Britain is a city of immigrants -- Irish, Italian, Greeks and especially Poles -- many of whom are Catholic.  Saint Mary is where they spend eternity.

20 comments:

brattcat said...

It's a fine and quiet place to do so.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You mention immigrant groups other than the English spending eternity in New Britain.

We were just in New Britain a month ago, but that was an island group in Papua New Guinea. Other than being an island and very green, It did not look anything like Britain.

Halcyon said...

It's very orderly!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful day!

Sharon said...

Such nice neat rows in this cemetery.

Birdman said...

Maybe not eternity YET, but I certainly could dwell a few hours walking here.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful place and it does look like a lovely autumn day!! Hope your week is going well, Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Not too bad a spot Jack, looks good in autumn..let's hope not for few more years yet though haha!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It looks big for a place that was hidden in summer foliage. Would love to see it in all its leafy glory.

VP said...

A beautiful image, you'll never get such neat rows in a cemetery here...

Lowell said...

Love the colors. All the neat rows remind me of a military cemetery!

Karl Demetz said...

Lovely and peaceful place, Jack.

cieldequimper said...

It does look huge! I'm always unsettled by neat rows in graveyards...

RedPat said...

It looks huge! And so organized!

Malyss said...

American cemeteries are so different from those we have here. But yet so moving in their simplicity..

Michelle said...

I love a good cemetery. Nothing like the architecture and peaceful atmosphere.

Bob Crowe said...

Ah, only part of eternity. The planet itself is impermanent. Really like the quiet orderliness and fall tones in this one.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Such a beautiful composition, Jack, with the rows of markers, long shadows, and soft autumn colors.

Bises,
Genie

imajoebob said...

A familiar looking tree. You may have been near some relatives. You may not realize that St Mary's backs up to the "Protestant" cemetery, Fairview, on the other side of Rte 9.

I see a few comments about its size. Despite ithis, it's nearly full. They've added a couple of quite large crypts to make better use of the remaining space.

SRQ said...

Looks well maintained. I bet it's especially peaceful during autumn with the fall colors.