Laurel Hill Cemetery on film :: part 2 - The Dainty Squid

Laurel Hill Cemetery on film :: part 2

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Part two of my photos from Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia coming right at ya!
I'm really wishing Laurel Hill wasn't so far away right now. 430 miles! I'd love to spend the day exploring there thoroughly.

In the seventh picture that mausoleum almost says my last name. It's just one letter off. 'Dolan' as opposed to 'Doolan'. I've only seen one headstone that said Doolan on it, which was my grandfathers, so I'm always more than a little excited to see it or anything close. I don't feel like I have a unique last name, although I've never met any other Doolans who weren't closely related to me. The thought of stumbling upon long lost relatives is such an exciting one. 

Find part one of the photos here!
xoxo

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  1. These are gorgeous pictures. I love how stark the grey is against the colours of the leaves and the grass surrounding. A cemetary could easily be such a haunting place but looking at it through your eyes, it's really quite beautiful.

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  2. Thanks for recently posting some BEAUTIFUL cemetery photos. I am happy to see that others find the beauty in them as I do. Seeing as they were originally meant to be "parks" for people to walk around, it's nice that the original intent is still relevant for some today :)

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  3. Also - I'd go take a look at Erie Street Cemetery :)

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    1. I had plans to go there a few months back but ran out of daylight! I'll get there sometime.

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  4. Wow, so beautiful. I'd love to visit there, myself, but it's 300 miles away from me too! PA is such a wide state, haha.

    It would be interesting to find some long lost ancestors, wouldn't it! I love doing genealogy research and stuff! Unfortunately, my name is so so common in the United States, and even more common in Sweden, where my family is from, that it's difficult. Beh...

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  5. Nice post! There's nothing better than a good walk through an old cemetery. Thanks for sharing!

    http://bbritnell.blogspot.com/

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  6. wow we're cemetaries really meant to be parks? I guess that makes sense, they are always kept up so nicely, and they can be enormous. It's nice to think of them that way.

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  7. When Shawn and I first moved to Philly we visited a local cemetery and he found the graves of a few of his ancestors: Potts and Bacon. The funny thing is, it was a triple tombstone: Potts, Bacon, and... Kitchen! I am so not kidding.

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  8. Love the "yours and mine" inscription.

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  9. my ex's last name is Doolan! I've asked him a couple of times if he's related to you, haha.

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  10. These are so very lovely!
    When I went to Paris, my husband took me to Père-Lachaise. We spent hours in there, it's all so packed in and old. Jim Morrison is in there somewhere, we didn't get to him, but we did see Edith Piaf's grave. The whole place was so beautiful and magical to my eyes.

    <3 Margot
    margotmeanie.com

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  11. 8th picture in... the face on that gravestone is infectious. :)

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    1. I wonder if that's what he really looked like...

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  12. wow, that looks amazing. gorgeous pictures!
    xo, cheyenne

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  13. Some of these headstones look so sweet (especially on the slightly softened look of your film photographs). I love the one that says 'yours and mine'

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  14. Great pictures! We hope you enjoyed your visit and will come again.
    Wilson Smith, Chairman, Laurel Hill Cemetery

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  15. Wow, these pictures are beautiful! I wish the cemeteries in my area were this pretty, but most of them are really plain or just really creepy.

    ♥HB
    preetiest.blogspot.com

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  16. "Yours and mine" is beautiful. I have a surname that's uncommon too. I've never met anybody else with it.

    Becky
    xx

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  17. how do you store all those photos? in albums? boxes? just curious, as you seem to have a lot of paper pictures.

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    1. They're all just in a really big box. It's definitely not the best idea.. at all. I'm searching for the perfect photo album to buy a bazillion of.

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