Saturday, November 19, 2005

Philadelphia Area Cemeteries - Forest Hills

We went last Sunday to Forest Hills Cemetery.

The cemetery is located at Byberry Road and Philmont Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. It is one of the older cemeteries in the area. I don't remember when it was founded but I do believe it was in the late 1800s. It is well maintained.

The cemetery was somewhat of a disappointment (from a photographers point of view), there were not many large ornate headstones or statues - with the exception of one of the Asian family plots. I think I have been spoiled by the large Catholic cemeteries in the area and also by Laurel Hill. However, like most of the cemeteries in the Philadelphia area, it is peaceful and thought provoking.

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