Historic Cemeteries in my Hometown

while i was able to enter 2 very very old cemeteries. in My little(Erie) canal town. i eventually made into the city to go to our Famous  Historic  Mt.Hope Cemetery. which is still being used today, and sits directly across from the University of Rochester, NY and Strong Memorial Hospital…..the most famous people are…. right there, if your interested. Category:Burials at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester

 we have had an extremely great couple of weeks so i took advantage of the great weather and trekked  around town.. the first 2 ,i took my hubby with me, they are old and not really in use, and really hidden..yes im a scary cat.. i watch too much   Criminal minds.
Mt.Hope, is used not only for burials, but many people picnic and jog, and my own daughter learned how to drive there. the landscape is beautiful and hilly. i spent most of my time in the oldest part. so… let me take you on my little journey…in black and white.26561567765maybe_30e42e3954_o
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when my English friends came  to visit,they didn’t know who Susan B. Anthony was. and it was then ,i realized i most likely don’t know their famous people either.
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I’m assuming every one knows..Bausch and Lomb…. well these are the 2 guys that started it all.

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the eternal summer shall not fade

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up the cobblestone hill to visit the oldest graves.. from the civil war, Susan is up this was also.
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it wasnt till i downloaded these.. i noticed something a bit odd. @Mt.Hope Cemetery

look further into this picture.. see the 3 shadows….. it looks like 3 men digging a grave… not to spook anyone..but there was no one digging any graves while i was there!!!!

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this shot is from one of the closed cemeteries,  as far back as the 1600’s  im sure there were no trees there then….
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this is from the older cemetery as well. very secluded area.

well that will do it for now. if you stopped by, thank you in advance.   my friend Mary Smyth has gotten me on a roll, of doing cemeteries  especially in B&W. next time ill try to have some dates. thanks again for stopping. have a great week end.

the stark reality

Well Vacation is over, so here i sit..editing and reliving. the warmth of one of my favorite places…Key West,Florida. And…. even though  it is winter.. ill take 60’ish weather any day over ZERO or worse yet..the negative numbers. ive been gone almost 2 weeks, vacation was cut a few days short due to a few problems at home,  but thats life, at least i got away.

and heres a few facts about Key West

The original Key West settlement on the western part of the island is called “Old Town” and comprises the Key West Historic District. It includes the major tourist destinations of the island, including Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor. It is where are found the classic bungalows and guest mansions.

Generally, the structures date from 1886 to 1912. The basic features that distinguish the local architecture include wood-frame construction of one- to two-and-a-half-story structures set on foundation piers about three feet (one meter) above the ground. Exterior characteristics of the buildings are peaked “metal” roofs, horizontal wood siding, gingerbread trim, pastel shades of paint, side-hinged louvered shutters, covered porches (or balconies, galleries, or verandas) along the fronts of the structures, and wood lattice screens covering the area elevated by the piers.

Old Town is comparable to the “New Town” section of the island, which was created when the island of Key West was more than doubled in size via landfill. New Town, on the eastern part of the island, contains shopping centers, retail malls, residential areas, schools, ball parks, and Key West International Airport.

so.. with our further adieu   im starting back wards:)

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for a fee this guy will take you anywhere and everywhere u want to go on the island.  the island is to small for many cars. so when you arrive you park your car, and walk or rent, or ride the trolley, which is what i always do , its the cheapest, and you learn a little history.
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the brown pelican, one reason i love going to Florida, we dont have these in Western New York.
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another thing i love .. Key West natives seem to love animals. Cats, and Chickens, and roosters roam free. and dogs are allowed in most restaurants  (on a chain).
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although its pretty cliche to take a picture at the southern most point of the USA… ya just cant help it. Cuba is 90 miles from that point.

in the back ground there’s a shrimp trawler waiting for the winds to die down.

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no tourist would go in this place, thats right i learned early on where the “natives” go.

believe it or not, I’ve been going to this place for after hours food for over 20 years. …and lived to tell about it :).

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this is the whole place…Bo’s
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there is a huge population of transients , due to the warmer temps. ,they usally dont bother anyone, but you cant help but notice them.

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i had an awesome time, ill be back with more beach time. and if you took time to look , i thank You, and have a wonderful day

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