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The Weekend Five: Mount Auburn Cemetery

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I grew up near a spectacularly beautiful cemetery called Mount Auburn Cemetery.  It is an enormous cemetery filled with gorgeous landscaping, beautiful old mausoleums, ancient gravestones, and lots of birds.  I grew up climbing the tower and going for walks all around the cemetery, reading the names and stories on the gravestones out loud and making up stories about the deceased.  As people that I know have died, some of them have been buried in the cemetery.  So visits there now include some particular stops to say, "Hello."

Yesterday I went for a visit with my Dad and his family.  My stepmother's brother's wife (is that confusing or what?) is a landscape designer and she is a huge fan of Mount Auburn's landscape design.  It was interesting to go with her and see the particular things she was interested in.  I took more than one hundred photos, but today, I'm sharing just five.

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If you're ever in the Boston area, I highly recommend visiting Mount Auburn Cemetery.  It's a lovely place in all four seasons.

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