Week 10 — Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

According to Wikipedia (which is 100% fact all the time), “Spring Grove is the second largest cemetery in the U.S. and is recognized as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.”

But Spring Grove is more than just a cemetery. It is a beautiful compilation of 700+ acres adorned with botanical scenery, unique architectural landmarks, and serene bodies of water.

In high school, our photography classes came on field trips here; senior pictures are often taken here (mine were, too!); and brides and grooms use its lovely scenery for wedding photographs. Spring Grove is extremely photogenic, and this past Saturday—in its Spring-like glory—the sunny skies and warm-ish (okay, it was 45 degrees) weather provided the perfect scenario to get out of  the house to peruse and document one of Cincinnati’s most picturesque and expansive landmarks.

One of the ponds at Spring Grove.
One of the ponds at Spring Grove.
Gothic Revival Dexter Memorial
Gothic Revival Dexter Memorial
Gothic Revival Dexter Memorial
Gothic Revival Dexter Memorial
Mausoleum
Mausoleum

 

 

 

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