By Josh Resnek
Woodlawn Cemetery is about as pristine and perfect a public space and burial ground as one can find. Everything the trustees build or plant is done with integrity, a sense of aesthetic and design and above all, symmetry.
The grounds are immaculately manicured and glowing under the sun with an array of plantings and colored flowers and bushes.
The monuments themselves represent a sea of granite planted there for an eternity for more than several centuries.
The older portion of the burial ground on a Sunday afternoon when the cemetery is largely empty of visitors late in the afternoon sets the mind wandering.
The older granite monuments In the above row of monuments we notice the symmetry of these nicely spaced monuments which are all nearing a century in age.
We also take notice of the background and the mass of granite markers dotting the landscape inside the cemetery.
Large shade trees that have been growing for 100 years add to the natural feeling of the outdoor space. Birds can be heard.
These sturdy granite markers (above) would cost as much as $25,000 today.
They are all reminiscent of a time long past, when America was a far different place than it is today. They are so stately and timeless.