Old – Not Fancy

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This poor guy is weathered by time.

One of Denver’s historic places that my brother, mom and I visited, was Riverside Cemetery.  It is know for not being the prettiest, but the oldest.  Perfect description!   I love visiting old cemeteries!

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You can see the Denver skyline in the background…

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What a beautiful final resting place.

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4 thoughts on “Old – Not Fancy

  1. Greetings from SoCal –

    Cheesman Park, which is next door to the Botanic Gardens, used to be a cemetery. When it was decided to convert it into a park, only the prominent who were buried there were relocated to other cemeteries. Those remaining buried there had their grave markers removed, extra soil brought in as fill, and re-sodded. The colonnade area is near the area where the more prominent were buried. While Cheesman Park is quite popular during the summer months, many really don’t know its history and beginnings as a cemetery.

    Sunrise does come early in the summer. During baby robin season, hear you can hear them begin to chirp at about 3:30 am. You get used to the sounds if you sleep with the windows open.

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