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USA Marble Crematorium May 2016

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I want people to be under no illusions, this was a permission visit. You don't really think something this spectacularly beautiful would be uncared for! One of my friends/contacts organised this for us, when she said we could see a crematorium I jumped at the chance and had no idea what to expect.

 

That being said, it is disused, but looked after - kind of like the churches under the care of the conservation trust here. The crematorium area has been out of use for a number of years as new eco-friendly furnaces were built out back, and the chapel part is only used very rarely for special events. We had a very limited amount of time in here so I ran around grabbing what I could.

 

The architecture, detailing and overall opulence of this place is staggering, my jaw was well and truly on the floor for the most part. Sadly the bell tower was inaccessible.

 

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Behind the heavy cast iron and marbled doors, it's a lot less opulent...

 

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Afterwards, we thanked the groundskeeper and were on our way to our next location.

 

Thanks for looking :)

 

 

 

 

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Awesome mate. What a lovely place. Good to see that it's still being looked after. A fine share :thumb

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