Posts Tagged ‘cenotaphs’
When you mention the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., most people think of the Wall. There was a lot of controversy concerning that memorial, so let me state that while I’m not showing it here, it is not because I dislike it. The Wall is powerful. But I’ve always been drawn to more literal depictions of things, rather than abstracts, so I wanted to take a moment to look at a second portion of the memorial – the statues of the three solders that stand near the etched roll of names.
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged cenotaph, cenotaphs, dublin, grave art, guinness, house of commons, ireland, mayor, occupation, sculpture, st. patrick's cathedral, statue on May 30, 2013| Leave a Comment »
The name Guinness may be world-famous for brewing, but they played other roles in Irish history. Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness was the grandson of Arthur Guinness, founder of the brewery. Born in Dublin in 1798, Benjamin became Lord Mayor of Dublin, and in 1865, he was elected to the House of Commons to represent his native city. His statue sits outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral because he personally funded the restoration of the cathedral in the early 1860s. He was made a baronet in recognition of this philanthropy.
As a follow-up to the previous post, these are photos of the Jennie Wade House, which of course was never known by that name during her life. Jennie was born and lived elsewhere, but she died in this house during the Battle of Gettysburg, and so it is the place most associated with her.
There aren’t a lot of crosses in Gettysburg National Military Park. The 142nd Pennsylvania has this rough-hewn, rugged cross.
Posted in Cemetery mysteries, tagged cenotaph, cenotaphs, cleveland, east cleveland, east cleveland township, east cleveland township cemetery, names, woodland cemetery on December 7, 2012| Leave a Comment »
So, in East Cleveland Cemetery, I’ve already posted photos of this obelisk.
I started out trying to find out if this obelisk in Woodland Cemetery was for descendants of the original family in East Cleveland.
Then I realized that the names and death years matched on one panel. It appears that at some point, the Edwards’ descendants erected a monument for them in Woodland Cemetery, and possibly moved the remains from East Cleveland. Then they continued adding other family members to the new monument and buried them in the family plot at Woodland Cemetery.