Thursday, October 13, 2011

Valhalla Cemetery

Valhalla Cemetery and its mausoleum are further down St. Charles Rock Road, and feature beautiful architecture as well.This giant portico in the Doric style presents a sense of sturdiness and agelessness towards visitors.I love the figure of the sleeping woman above the front door.Valhalla, of course, was the ancient land in Norse mythology where fallen warriors went after being allowed to die in battle by Valkyries.

1 comment:

  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodOctober 13, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Wow - those are some impressive chunks of granite(?)!
    Amazing the solidity, reliability, and permanence that those cemeteries in the early part of the last Century liked to project.

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