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Old Saint Mary's Church, Philadelphia, PA.
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Hello and welcome to Large Scale Project #6, Old Saint Mary’s Church, in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia PA.!
As usual, here are a bunch of informative links for you to peruse;
The worst wiki page on the face of the planet, where or where are all the cemetery history peeps when you need em? Can someone please do something about this??
Official page of the church itself.
And more history here…
The cemetery itself is small and compact, but not crowded. Plenty of lovely headstones are wonderfully set off against the surrounding skyline, humble as it is. The churchyard is dominated by the central path, with a statue of Mary at the West end providing the only real sculpture there. The interesting pyramid building to the South is part of the Department of the Interior. It’s a great place to take pictures, and would make a great part of an extended graveyard tourist run with Christ Church, Christ Church Cemetery, Old Saint Paul’s, St. Peter’s, and Old Pine, all within easy walking distance. Really lovely, special, and not to be missed. By the way, the first six pictures are from my first trip last year.
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Happy New Year! Come on in and kick off your shoes, click around the above map and get your bearings, this is going to take awhile. Welcome to Gloria Dei, (Old Swedes’), Church. It’s one of the many, very old, and gorgeous burial grounds of the Philadelphia region, and the site of my most ambitious and and well fleshed out project to date. As usual, factual information will be given in the links below. After the links you will see multiple Panoramio picture streams. All of these were shot over the course of about six visits to the church, over the month of December. Because the site is so close to my home I’ve been able to visit over and over to collect enough shots to fully flesh out my vision of the place at different times, and under different conditions, with different editing styles to match. The first is early morning, the second noon time with some clouds, the third is a rainy day, the fourth is the evening, the fifth is the exterior of the grounds, and the last is a strip of the first 100 pictures of the project in sequential order, (starting with the 20 “spooky” style map pictures above), so you can compare the same monuments side by side, when they appear in different conditions, as easily as possible. Remember to click a picture to go to it’s Panoramio page with it’s own mapped position, and click the picture there for a high res version. Please enjoy the show. And if you like what you see, or think you can do better, IT’S AN EMBEDDED GOOGLE MAP ABOVE, IT CAN GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO THE PLACE!! So get out there and take some darn pictures!! The whole world full of every variety of things and wide open for you to start defining the world you want to live in. No excuses, GO.
Standard wiki entry.
Home page of the church itself.
National Park Service guide, with a line map, and a few stories, someone should totally link some of those to the pictures I’ve posted in their spare time, wink.
Hard core survey info concentrating more on the church itself from the Library of Congress. Bless their little historical hearts.
Please press the setting button at the top, then tick the “Panoramio” box. Thanks.
This is actually way harder than it looks really, and it’s still not anything like I actually want. If anyone knows anything about this, PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE I KILL MY ENTIRE FAMILY WITH AN AXE. Oh, BTW, click on settings at the top and tick off “panaramio” to see my and a few other people’s pics. One step forward, two step back.