Weekly Photo Challenge: Red

Ann Arbor's Forest Hill Cemetery

Founded in 1857, Ann Arbor’s Forest Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of Michigan pioneers, politicians, UM professors, and football coaches Fielding H. Yost and Bo Schembechler.  The lovely old garden-style cemetery is stuffed full of fascinating one-of-a-kind sculpture and heavily shaded by trees that are older than the city itself.

I discovered the cemetery while I was a student in Ann Arbor.  We used to walk through it on our way sneaking into the adjacent Arboretum at night.  I didn’t know then that the weeping woman statue glows in the dark.

I spent a wonderful summer day in Forest Hill, wandering with my camera.  I love the beautiful plantings on the grave above, especially the crimson geraniums amidst the hostas.   Despite the August heat, everything seemed to be flourishing in the shade here.  It seemed so very peaceful.

Forest Hill links:

The official website

The Ann Arbor wiki

The legend of the weeping woman from Grave Addiction

Video tour of the cemetery

A feature about the retirement of the cemetery’s longtime guide

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. Scribner published my favorite essays from Morbid Curiosity magazine as Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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