By The Light Of A Blue Moon

The full moon wasn’t visibly blue, but its light bathed the 176-year old Laurel Hill Cemetery in a glow for hours last night.  Part outdoor sculptural garden and part horticultural oasis, Laurel Hill is the final resting place of some of Philadelphia’s most famous and wealthiest residents.

Both peaceful and eerie, statuary at Laurel Hill gaze out over the Schuykill river like timeless sentries.

Silent Sentries

Silent Sentries

Bridge Over The Schuykill

View of the Ford Road Bridge over the Schuykill from Laurel Hill Cemetery

Full Moon Behind Statue

'Tis not the sun, but the moon shining brightly

Angelic Protection

Angelic Protection

Mausoleums on Millionaire's Row

Mausoleums on Millionaire's Row

Baeder Mausoleum

Baeder Mausoleum

Angels watch over Millionaire's Row

Angels watch over Millionaire's Row

And finally a glimpse of how the sausage gets made.

Setting up for night shots

Long exposure of a photographer setting up her shot on her tripod

 

 

One Response to “By The Light Of A Blue Moon”

  1. Andrea McDonough says:

    Beautiful shots! Couldn’t they make them a bit more pyramid shaped so there’d be no question who was lying within?

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