There was too much beauty at Hope Cemetery for me to only dedicate one post to it. Too many hours of labor, and love, built into each piece.
Louis Brusa's own grave features a strange sculpture of "The Dying Man," slipping away, held by his wife. Brusa succumbed in 1937 to a common stone carver's ailment, silicosis, from a lifetime of sucking in airborne stone particles. Ventilation equipment added to the stone carving buildings in the mid-1930s eliminated the hazard. ~Roadside America
This entire stone is covered in carved flowers. Just think of the time involved to create such work.
Hope cemetery was established in 1895 and originally contained 53 acres. Since that time it has expanded to a total of 65 acres. Edward P. Adams, a nationally known landscape architect, created the original plan for the cemetery. Each new section of grounds is the result of expert counsel and modern design. The careful planning and architectural standards of Hope reflect the most progressive principles in cemetery development.
~Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Hope Cemetery was on my list of must-sees as soon as I learned of it. Weird New England made it sound very intriguing.
Even the doors on the tombs are magnificent.
These doors have carved granite panels.
Hand-carved Pieta from the original Michelangelo.
With Bleeding Hearts nearby.
If you missed the first installation on this cemetery please check it out.