Monday, March 27, 2017

Rose Hill Cemetery, March/2017

If you look at a map, Riverside and Rose Hill cemeteries seem to be one continuous blob, but in fact they are separate cemeteries, separated by Oak Ridge cemetery, which may or may not be a distinct entity.

This appropriately dilapidated house sits on the edge of the cemetery.

As you've seen, the views here can be quite pretty.

A small entrance gate to Rose Hill.

A bit of Macon across the street.

Views of downtown Macon.

The main entrance gate to Rose Hill Cemetery .

Many of the retaining walls in Rose Hill are crumbling.  If you are into gentile decay, this is the place for you!

Life always seems to spring up from the wreckage.

If you want to pay your respects to two of Rose Hill's more famous residents, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, you'll need to head down to Carnation Ridge.

Behind this locked gate ..........

...... the two musicians rest in peace, (and presumably harmony!).

More ramblings through Rose Hill:

It's always sad to stumble across a memorial to a dead child.  (Reality can be a sick bitch at times.)  This one, which honors a six year old boy, ends with a promise of hope, as the child apparently died with a smile on his face.

"The Spoiler set his spell of silence, but there beamed a smile, so fixed and holy from that marble brow - Death gazed and left it there.  He dared not steal the signet ring of Heaven."


Now I suppose it is best to leave the dead to their sleep and return to our lives of busy trivialities, knowing that one day will we join them.

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