A cemetery…and a Birthday…on 11/12/13?

My Dad’s only birthday wish (aside from a nice dinner out), was to drive around Hollywood Cemetery. A little morbid, perhaps, but it was a lot of fun and full of photo opportunities (and it was 11/12/13!).

We started in an older section. Some of the markers were so old the engravings had been worn down.

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Had to post some birds.

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Memorial to the Confederate Women of Virginia

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It snowed! In early November! In Richmond! On 11/12/13! It was just a little flurry and only lasted for 10 or 15 minutes, but it was still the earliest snow I’ve seen since I’ve lived here. You can kind of see a streak of white on my Dad’s brown jacket.

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You can see tiny little flakes on the left side.

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This is the (coffin? tomb? shrine? grave?) resting place of President James Monroe

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Dad reading the markers for Jefferson Davis.

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There are probably hundreds of celtic crosses dotting the cemetery and could inspire one to do an entire post of them. I was not on the hunt for them specifically, but did snap a couple.

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Japanese writing is so beautiful.

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Loved this pop of red!

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After the cemetery, we drove around Church Hill a bit and ended up driving through Chimborazo Park. In it, we discovered a miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty! With a bird perched on it, of course.

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We had a ton of fun driving around, snapping pictures and reading some very interesting headstones and grave markers. The below was the first one we really took notice of and I think was our favorite. Not much else to add to that. Other than Happy Birthday Dad, and maaannnny moooooooore!

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