First Visit: Oakland Cemetery

Before I get too far into this post, I want to give a *HUGE* thanks to Lisa over at FoodTable//LaVieEclectique for awarding me with the Liebster blogging award! It’s nice to get a little recognition, and this totally made my day. Thanks again, Lisa! And to anyone else who reads my blog, you should check out Lisa’s blog as well as the blogs of the other people I follow. They’re all great reads from very talented people.

I haven’t posted in a few days, so this one is a bit picture-heavy to make up for it. I hope you enjoy them. There are really too many of these to put in one post, so it will be a two-parter. I’ll post the others tomorrow.

 

I’m not exactly sure what these blooms are, but they were everywhere around the cemetery. I thought they deserved a little representation as being a vibrant sign of life in a place that has a reputation for being only about the dead.

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This statue is one of the last things I see every time I go to Oakland. It’s near the front where my car is parked, but the cemetery’s path takes you on a loosely-circular path that brings you to this statue at your walk’s end. I was so excited when I looked up and saw this shot just begging to be taken. The hazy sky and buildings of downtown Atlanta were a perfect background for this statue. 

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This was the first photo I took upon my arrival at the cemetery, once I had visited the visitor center to get a map. Yes, the cemetery is big enough to require a map. This statue has such a “real” physical presence, and I think I caught it pretty well with the composition. 

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These flowers were growing along the first leg of the path through the cemetery. Daisies, I think? I’m not up on my flower knowledge. If you know what they are, let me know! 

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I’ll be posting more from this visit to the Oakland Cemetery tomorrow. I’ve posted photos from this cemetery before, but I just keep finding more and more of them. There is so much to see, and I’d love to show you as much as I can! Have a great day and look for more tomorrow!

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3 thoughts on “First Visit: Oakland Cemetery

  1. Good stuff! You’ve whetted my appetite with some nice photos and text! Crazy that you need a map! Must be a fascinating place. Cheers, Steve

    1. Steve, I’m glad you like the post. At this moment I’m gathering up the other images for the follow-up post. The Oakland Cemetery is fascinating to say the least. It’s spread out over 48 acres (190K square meters). Quite an afternoon walk. It’s my tradition to go to the cemetery for a photo day and then eat across the street at the “Six Feet Under” cafe, which has the best fried calamari in town. 😉

  2. Nelson, thank you for the shout out. I think your blog is fantastic and more people should visit. 🙂
    On another note, when I read Oakland, I thought you were here in the Bay Area and yes, I think there’s a cemetary there although I heard it’s haunted, but I read your tags and realized you meant in Atlanta. Lovely pictures and really like the details.

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