11.08.2015 - 11.08.2015
Today, I got out to enjoy the fall weather and took a walk through Elmwood Cemetery located in Memphis, TN. It's park-like setting with winding carriage paths and Victorian-age statues and monuments was the perfect place to explore.
It was founded in 1852 as a "park for the living and a resting place for the dead" and is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis with a wealth of history to be discovered here. There are interesting events and tours throughout the year, including one of my favorites, the annual Costume Twilight tour where actors in costumes play some of the more notable residents.
It may sound weird, but I really love coming here. It feels more like a park than a cemetery and is a treat for your senses. Tranquil and serene, it's a great place to spend an afternoon if you like history, architecture, beautiful landscaping, and photography.