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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.














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




















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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