Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sepia Scenes 08-26-09: Mausoleum


Sepia Scenes is hosted by Mary T, who also hosts the fabulous Ruby Tuesday.







The mausoleum at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland. (Photos taken last fall.)


For another view of this window, see today's Window Views post.






Despite a little vandalism, my best guess is that the mausoleum holds the family of Donald Macleay, a prominent Portland merchant. Macleay was an early real estate developer and an investor in railroads.

11 comments:

Annie said...

What an amazing place. I'm stoked. We get to Portland at least once a year and this place has moved to the top of my list of places to visit. I'm so excited.

Marice said...

wow this place looks mysterious! how i wish i could go and visit this one :) thanks for sharing :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Mausoleums are fascinating and often beautiful, aren't they? I guess it's a way for the rich to be remembered by future generations.

Ralph said...

The stonework and craftsmanship look good in sepia, as well as the shape. A work of art in a place that most aren't looking for. Obviously an important family from times past, once one of Portland's finest!

Chris said...

The sepia makes those mausoleum shots VERY creepy, but VERY compelling.

I love buildings with character.

Dianne said...

beautiful structure
I love the stone work and the iron work

Tricia said...

perfect shots for sepia - the photos look really good in sepia too - great work

magnus said...

Excellent pictures..thinking of a horror movie when i see those.

Thanx for sharing the story also.

Have a nice day.

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Heidi said...

Your pictures are very rich in history. They are quite beautiful. This looks like a great place to visit.
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maryt/theteach said...

Strong sepia effect! Very well done! Happy Sepia Scenes!

dohlink said...

Beautiful framing of your subjects. You bring out a lot of emotion and imagination.

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