There is a new mausoleum at Bellefontaine Cemetery, whose owners wish to remain anonymous until the first interment. All cemetery staff and contractors who worked on the project are sworn to secrecy, but we can tell the famed firm of Emil Frei & Associates designed and produced the beautiful stained glass windows that were commissioned for the mausoleum. I took these quick photos with my iPhone on the sunny Saturday this past weekend, as the colors danced on the polished granite, or reflected back at me.
The following window is clearly based off Michelangelo’s Pieta, in St. Peter’s.
While the Baptism of Christ reminds me of the work by Verrocchio, the teacher of Leonardo da Vinci, which is housed in the Uffizi.
The iron grates have a large eye, in which I could see my reflection.
The lion that stands guard out front is reflected in the black granite.