09 August 2010

Lionized memorials

Two lion statues, half of which actual mark a grave:

From Oakwood Cemetery:

Hidden on the hillside near the old chapel, surrounded by trees (it's basically invisible right now with summer foliage), is the Haggerty lion. I've been keeping the lion and its ward company this month... it's a nice, secluded place to read and think.

You can read the lion's history here.

Of note to me: "Michael had originally been buried at St. Mary's in DeWitt, but the authorities responsible for the diocese cemeteries objected to the monument." No wonder I have only 5 pictures from St. Mary's, one of which is a landscape view.

From Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA:

The sleeping lion, memorial to the "unknown Confederate dead."

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