Matt By: Matt
Forest Hills Cemetery Gate

Today I visited this cemetery, one of the most amazing I've ever been to. It covers 275 acres, and is beautifully landscaped and filled to the brim with work by famous sculptors. Contemporary art is also displayed here,and many famous people are buried here. As I took over 300 photos, expect to see a few!

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  • Webrarian 7y

    I've only made it to Mt Auburn. Obviously one more to add to my list.
  • Matt 7y

    Mount Auburn is certainly a great destination - I went there a few years back, but need to go again, as I was then a total beginner in photography. Mount Auburn is far more well known, because it was the first American "rural cemetery", but in many ways, Forest Hills is even more impressive. Henry Dearborn, who was one of the designers of Mount Auburn, became Mayor Of Roxbury, pushed hard for Forest Hills to be built, and then played a major role in designing it. Two weeks after the cemetery opened, in July of 1848, he had the remains of his parents moved here from Mount Auburn in an emphatic note of approval..:)
  • seahorsetamer 7y

    Wow, even the gate is amazing. I would love to go there. It is good to visit these important cemeteries as well as smaller, more local ones. Pere Lachaise in Paris is brilliant...now I need to see if there's a good one in London...
  • Vickie Smith 7y

    Very beautiful gate! Looks like a lovely, peaceful place.
  • Michelle 7y

    Definatly going to add this one to my list.
  • Matt 7y

    Anyone who lives - or will be traveling - anywhere near Boston should check this out. Indeed, it is one of Boston's best kept secrets. Very easy to get to by public transportation, it's about a block from Forest Hills station, the last stop on the Orange Line. One can also drive around inside. I'm an inveterate walker myself, must have hiked 3 miles in there today!
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Taken on June 14, 2008
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