Bellefountaine Trip II

I feel as though I have several weeks to catch up on so I’ll start with something easy.

Recently I went on a private tour of Bellefountaine Cemetery with my sister and brother-in-laws.   This was my second time to the historic cemetery which holds the St. Louis’s elite adventurers and business savvy people who built this city.  They built it on rock and roll, duh.

I have some iPhone pics to share, most of which I think are pretty good given my equipment.  Many images are things I thought to be beautiful, but some captions tell a more in-depth story:

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This person had, like, 17 children. Lots of them passed, but also, lots of them had the same names. Oh history…you crazy.

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I just really liked that this cross looks like cemented wood. Bury me under a tree or let my ashes spread in nature.

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This stately mausoleum is home to Adolphus and Lillian Busch. The buried the parents, who started the company, out back. Yes, you heard that right.

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The steeple of the Busch masoleum.

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Buffalo stone pillars on the Williams Clark gravesite. Of Lewis and Clark.

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I think the angel of death is staring at me.

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Some of the best tile work ever in the Wainwright tomb.

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The Wainwright tomb, in its entirety.

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I’ve totally slacked in September and October posts and I can’t help but feel like I’ve let myself down by not posting much this month.  I’ll start slow, with pictures.  You guys like pictures, right?