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    Default Marble Crematorium - USA - May 2016


    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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    Simply Beautiful, Proper Job Mook, Thanks
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    That's a beautiful building. The flooring and the stained glass windows are very ornate. Nice one.
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    High Victorian Gothic in the USA? Very nice.

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    That is one beautiful building - beatifully captured - well done

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    that is really something, the architecture and design is really original.

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    This has got to be one of the best examples of ornate Victorian Architecture I have seen with such splendid stained glass and other features.Cracking images.Thanks for showing.

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    Wow, that is 50 shades of special. Good to see it so looked after too :)
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