Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Field Trip

Took a day off to get some stuff done. Going to squeeze in a trip to the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Here's a photo I found. I had no idea this massive thing was nearby. I'm the city's worst resident.

UPDATE: We never made it. Thanks to stupid Google Maps and the weird streets of Philadelphia. We saw it, but couldn't get to it. It was like a bad movie's nightmare scene, so we gave up.


More photos here.

And the cemetery's site.

11 comments:

Vintage Seance said...

You have to go there! We don't get any cool cemeteries like this in California. :(

Rot said...

Ugh. we never made it there.
Actually got lost thanks to google maps and sucky Philly.

ShellHawk said...

Please, please try again! Ms. Bean MUST take photos of this lovely place!

Der Krampus said...

gps!

Autumnforest said...

Yeah, I hope you can get there. That would be quite an inspiration, but I'm guessing the Philly area and Buck's County must have some amazing cemeteries.

NoahFentz said...

Wow!! That's enormous. I could spend all day there. It's a bummer you got lost. Everytime I go upstate NY I try to visit some old time cemeteries. Last time was in March and took some Iphone/Hipstamatic shots....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/noahfentz/sets/72157626474617778/with/5609146241/

Anonymous said...

Don't know where you are in CA, Vintage Seance, but Los Angeles has the amazingly beautiful/eerie Calvary Cemetery in East L.A., established in 1896. Google Images will show you what I mean.

All the CA Mission cemeteries are crazy cool too, especially the one next to the Santa Barbara Mission.

Rot said...

Yeah...gps...I'm a technology holdout.

We're definitely going back.

Chris Evangelista said...

My friends and I actually rode our bikes through Laurel Hill one late afternoon--and we ended up getting LOCKED IN.

We had to ride around until we found a low-point in the gate, and after lifting our bikes over, we had to climb out onto the street.

I really hope people driving by though bike-riding zombies were escaping.

Jay's Shadow said...

Wow. I'm gonna have to make a trip to Philly sometime.Lancaster doesn't have ones like that,unless I'm just not looking hard enough.

Marie Roget said...

Laurel Hill looks amazingly eerie in every pic I pulled up online- you'll get there to explore someday, Rot, but meanwhile there are a ton of photos of it online.

For Vintage Seance- I live in Cali too- we have the coolest thing of all up in the Bay area, Colma CA, a whole town that was founded in 1924 to be a necropolis! Check out this article:

Colma, Calif., Is a Town of 2.2 Square Miles, Most of It 6 Feet Deep
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/09/us/09cemetery.html