I recently went to visit a friend who lives next to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. I took the opportunity to go for a walk through the cemetery and snapped the following images. Besides being a wonderful place to stroll through, Mount Pleasant Cemetery also has a rich history and is an important part of Toronto's landscape. Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery opened on November 4, 1876 with more than twelve miles (19 km) of carriage drives along rolling hills and ponds. Mount Pleasant Road was later constructed to pass through the centre of the cemetery and is named after this cemetery. With the growth in population, today the cemetery is located in the centre of the city. While the watercourses have since been filled in, the cemetery still has many miles of walking paths, interspersed with fountains, statues, botanical gardens, and rare and distinct trees. As the final resting place of more than 168,000 persons, Mount Pleasant Cemetery contains remarkable architecture amongst its many monuments. The cemetery was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2000.
Enjoy the photos.
Dying to Get in!
Submitted by Photographer on... on
That is a place one could spend days in before seeing and recording it all and then I am sure one could not claim to have seen it all, Your overview image the HDR reminds Me of the Riverside Cemetery in Lindsay.
So many things to photograph and so little time.
On the cross
Submitted by Moonyoung82 on
Nice black and white image, Ronen!
It makes me want to turn back into a sincere Christian again! :)
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Submitted by Rhodri Ford on
Good job, Ronen! Some great pictures.
Particularly like Carved In Stone 3, Monument 1 & Old Chain Texture.