Indy Instameet: September 2013, Crown Hill Cemetery

September’s Instameet took the Indy Igers to the historic Crown Hill Cemetery. I was pretty excited about this meet, since I really haven’t had a chance to explore Crown Hill Cemetery before. The weather for the meet was spectacular – it was a crisp, clear fall evening. We walked around parts of the cemetery, drove to the 38th Street bridge to take some awesome photos, then circled back up to the highest point in Indianapolis and the James Whitcomb Riley grave. There’s many notable Indiana residents in the cemetery and we were able to see President Benjamin Harrison’s grave, among others. I can’t wait to head back to Crown Hill to explore some of the areas we didn’t have time to check out!

The Gothic Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery
The Gothic Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery
Crown Hill National Cemetery.
Crown Hill National Cemetery.
There are many unique gravestones throughout Crown Hill. Here's one of my favorites.
There are many unique gravestones throughout Crown Hill. Here’s one of my favorites.
The historic bridge hidden under 38th Street, connecting the north and south parts of the cemetery property.
The historic bridge hidden under 38th Street, connecting the north and south parts of the cemetery property.
Hugging the columns on the 38th Street Bridge.
Hugging the columns on the 38th Street Bridge.
A view from the James Whitcomb Riley grave, viewing the graves at the top of the hill & the view of downtown Indianapolis.
A view from the James Whitcomb Riley grave, viewing the graves at the top of the hill & the view of downtown Indianapolis.
Silhouettes at the James Whitcomb Riley grave.
Silhouettes at the James Whitcomb Riley grave.

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