Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mount Hope Mausoleum ...

I took this photo yesterday morning after putting a Christmas arrangement in the vase on Wendy's headstone. It had just started snowing and continued through the night.

The Mount Hope Cemetery was formed when the City of Watertown purchased 40 acres from the Winona and St. Peter Railroad. Additional adjacent land has been purchased throughout the years.

The Mausoleum was power washed last summer and got a new copper roof. It was in desperate need of repairs on the masonry and that was handled too. I think it's stunning and I love the way it stands out in the snow. When the sun hits it just right you can see through it's green windows.

It's 4 degrees and Goof Ball Weather Pixie Chick needs her hat and gloves on. She also needs to ditch that denim jacket ... I'm over it.


  1. That is a beautiful place (I almost typed "palace" - Freudian?) It is starkly lovely, the warmth of the color of the stone really showing up, by contrast against the snow. The architecture creates a simple, solid presence. It looks comforting and embracing.
    I love your "Karma" warning! God bless you.

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  3. That is absolutely gorgeous photograph!

    There is an historic cemetery in Atlanta - Oakland Cemetery - whioh you and your camera would love. Margaret Mitchell is buried there, as are many prominent Atlantans of old, and many un-named Civil War soldiers.... it is one of my favorite places to go in the Springtime, when the azaleas are in bloom. (I also love Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.... also beautiful, historic, and right on the marsh/water in Savannah. You'll probably remember Bonaventure because it was made famous in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil")

    And YES - weather pixie chick is no doubt freezing her cute little patootie off! Put on some warm clothes, little chickadee!

  4. Another cool pic. Brrrr it's cold there.