Visit to Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery Chicago October 2014

A few visual delights from Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery (in Uptown).  I wandered over to grab a few shots of the Inez Clarke memorial for a post on ghost stories, and got caught up in all of the beauty (I hear that Rosehill is even more amazing).

The top is Eternal Silence, rumored to show you a view of your death if you can manage to look into its eyes.  Down the left side is an unusual church-window marker;  Kroeschell’s memorial, deliberately created as one half to show the incompleteness of life; and then what t looks more like a plant-care sign than a grave marker, thus catching my fancy

The right is the Schoenhofen Pyramid and then a dead-tree-stump marker.  I’d never seen those until I moved into Chicago; I wondered if they’re a Swedish thing, although a quick Google tells me that they have something to do with the Woodman of the World association.

Finally at the bottom is the Marshall Field’s memorial.  I like how she is face-palming, perhaps embarrassed by the hijinks of Marshall Fields Jr. who was shot to death in a brothel.

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One response to “Visit to Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery

  1. Pingback: Veterans Day at Chicago’s Rosehill Cemetery | Aesthetic Snafu

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