Saturday, November 16, 2013

Forest Lawn in the Autumn

Last week I realized it would be the last time this year I could explore and take some photos of the stunning Forest Lawn Cemetery while all the leaves were still colorful. By the time I got around to posting this, an enormous windstorm had blown most of the leaves off the trees and the cemetery looked gorgeous in a different way - under a light coating of snow. 
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. You can always enjoy Forest Lawn during the hours they are open, but remember to be respectful of the families and comply with their Photo and Video Policy.

As you can see, it's a really beautiful place. If you have a whole afternoon to explore, you can also visit nearby Delaware Park or the Japanese Garden. I'd love to start photo collections of these places in all four seasons. We are so lucky to have the variety of weather we do here in Buffalo! Each season brings its own sights and smells, food and activities. Our environment is always changing.
The incomparable Mirror Lake
I drive by some of the landmarks below every day on my way to and from work, and I love that they set the tone for my day. The archway is the old main entrance at the corner of Main and Delavan. The set of "steps" is the Blue Sky Mausoleum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, visible from Delavan.The other photos you would have to enter the cemetery to see.


This excursion was just a chance for me to see how beautiful the cemetery is while the leaves are all changing; I plan on doing a more in-depth tour later looking for famous gravesites. Forest Lawn makes it easy with their map of the grounds HERE, as well as by hosting guided tours and events. I hope this post encourages you to explore and appreciate this Buffalo treasure! 


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