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Calvary Cemetery, Early June 2019

I felt as if I was in Scotland again when I visited Calvary Cemetery recently. After all of the rain and warm temperatures, there seems to be a haze over the city and rolling hills, and everything is so green.

I really like this cross, a combination of what appears to be gray granite with pink granite from the quarries around I presume Elephant Rocks State Park.

I was intrigued by this depiction of the Crucifixion. As is traditional, the Virgin Mary is shown with John the Evangelist, but the composition is interesting in its cropping of their figures, and the turning of the crucifix and Christ’s body.

Then there is this wonderful, well-wrought reproduction of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s Pietà, which is currently on display in New St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

There is a wonderful bronze copy of the sculpture in the New Cathedral in the Central West End.

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