Connie’s Vision of Forest Home Cemetery: Milwaukee, WI


Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

As with the Chicago Suburbs there is a cemetery in Milwaukee, WI named Forest Home Cemetery. It is a Victorian Era cemetery and is the resting place of many of the area notables:

About Forest Home Cemetery

Since 1850, Milwaukee has grown in an uncertain world of wars, victories, tragedies and triumphs. But throughout decades of changing times, area citizens and dignitaries have always shared a comforting constant: the unparalleled dignity of eternal rest at Forest Home Cemetery.

Today, Forest Home remains unchanged as a non-profit organization held in the public trust. The trustees have the freedom to meet the needs of the public they serve with innovations such as interest-free pre-arrangement plans. Instead of going to profits, a percentage of each sale is prudently invested to assure the continuance of an historical promise: careful and constant care of all buildings and grounds for generations of memories to come. For you and your loved ones, guarantee a place where history is never forgotten.

Since Connie took the bulk of the images here I will label this as her vision of the place. She was using the Nikon 1 V1 with a 1 Nikkor 10-30mm zoom lens. The images were post processed in Apple Aperture 3.2.2 and a slideshow was exported from the same software application.

You can learn more information about the cemetery from Wikipedia. The list of notables buried here is fairly impressive and we were able to locate a fair number in the hours we were there. Keep in mind that these images represent only one half of the graves in the cemetery. A second section is joined via an overpass which we did not have time to investigate today. Rest assured that we will returned again no doubt on our recumbent bicycles.

After our time in the cemetery we went in search of luncheon at the local Chipotle Mexican Grill. Afterwards we grabbed coffee and hit the highway back home.