What a perfect day to take pictures in a cemetery. Rainy, gray and really chilly. I couldn’t stay too long, I left when I couldn’t feel my hands anymore.
Graceland is a really beautiful historic cemetery. Many famous Chicagoans are interred there, Pullman, Pinkerton, the Potter Palmers, the Goodmans (of theater school fame) and all of the Marshall Fields’s who have passed on. It’s the cemetery of Chicago Architects, Jenney, Burnham & Root, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe and many others.
The only other people there were hoards of teenagers and the grounds crew, but I managed to avoid them for the most part.
The crypts are beautiful, I love the copper doors.
I think this one was my favorite of the day. I love the textures and the minimal embellishment.
O.K., maybe this one was my favorite
The colors of the landscape were kind of odd because everything’s still kind of scruffy and brown but it’s not stark winter gray. There’s some color but it’s not too pretty so I did some black and white.
I think I’ll take a tour there this summer.