My daughter Katie has been visiting us since last Wednesday and she returns to Seattle early tomorrow morning. Today we decided to drive to Forest Lawn in Glendale which is a Memorial Park and Mortuary but also filled with beautiful works of art. In fact it was the Builder’s Creed to provide a different place for burial that depicts Eternal Life and Light not Darkness.
This sweet grouping is set before the Builder’s Creed which speaks of the vision he had for this beautiful park. You can read the creed here.
Forest Lawn-Glendale has been home to a world-recognized collection of art and architecture since 1906.
Here is some of what you can see at this landmark location:
- Exact replicas of Michelangelo’s greatest works such as David, Moses, and La Pieta
- Leonardo da Vinci’s immortal Last Supper re-created in brilliant stained glass; two of the world’s largest paintings
- The Crucifixion and The Resurrection
- Original bronze and marble statuary, rare coins, valuable 13th century stained glass, old world architecture
unfortunately The Crucifixion and The Resurrection exhibit was not open today. :0( We did see the Last Supper (no photos allowed) and many beautiful bronze and marble statues. The next three bronze statues really caught my eye.
“The First Lesson”
To see more Three or More visit Tam at the Gypsy’s Corner!
Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.
24 thoughts on “Three or More ~ Forest Lawn Glendale”
It has been years and years since I was there. I’m glad you and Katie are having a good time!
yes, 12:30 tomorrow
I have lived in California most of my life and have never been to Forest Lawn. I have passed it numerous times and I never realized what beautiful sculpture was there. Thanks for the inspiration.
Oh my gosh the First Lesson is adorable.
I love all the statues especially the bronze ones. That looks like a fun place to visit!…Christine
It has been so long since I have been there! I think I would appreciate it so much more now!
We all made it home safe and sound. Talk to you tomorrow.
Forest Lawn in Glendale is where my Grandparents are buried. I haven’t been there in such a long time.
Did you mean Glendale, AZ? I’ve never been there though I lived in AZ for six years. It looks like a great place to contemplate eternal things…
Chandy, No not Glendale Az. There is a Glendale, California just East of Griffith Park in Los Angeles County.
Such beautiful, emotive sculptures…I would love to see that place! Thanks for taking us along, Ellen! Happy Day ((HUGS))
Nice three or more with the statues!
when i was a child i saw the pieta on a visit to new york city. it just left me speechless even though i was so young, and i’ve never forgotten it.
what a treasure to have such a place close enough for visiting♥
I get tired of going places and being told, no photos allowed. If one is not using flash then there is no harm done to the object being photographed.
What beautiful, beautiful statues. I’m sure they are even more gorgeous in person. How fun you and your daughter could go on this wonderful outing together.
Thanks for visiting me today!
You used to go there on Sunday’s when I was growing up. I always loved it! Haven’t been since then. The picture of Katie with the kids is just darling!!!
Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? I’m attending a Tea and Fashion Show at the Heritage Square Park in Highland Park on Saturday. It should be a lot of fun!!!
🙂 Cori G.
I have never been, but you have shown they have beautiful art there. My MIL is buried in a mausoleum in San Diego & they have the most beautiful artwork there as well. Who would have ever thought that you could see such beautiful things in a cemetery.
What beautiful sculptures, Ellen. I really enjoyed the photos.
so so pretty! thanks for sharing…
Such a peaceful looking place to visit and beautiful statuary! Thank you for sharing this with us!
Ellen…thanks for sharing all these lovely statues and works of art…beautiful! Susan
I enjoyed so much looking at all of these statues. I’ve never seen them before.
They are just beautiful works of art:)
Thanks for stopping by and seeing our new little granddaughter:)
I have actually been there (if it’s the same Forest Lawn that The Master’s Choir sings at) it is AMAZINGLY AWESOME AND BEAUTIFUL!
Yes it is beautiful, my father is there and ive been coming since i was 5(now 22)
Lovely pictures! I was with a group that was at Forest Lawn last weekend. It is a wonderful place. I was wondering if you happened to get a picture of the mosaic of Jesus praying in Gethsemane? It was in the area where then had the huge mosaic of the signing of the Constitution. It was such a wonderful picture of Jesus and our camera went on the blink so we didn’t get it. It was quite a moving mosaic. I thought maybe you got a picture and had not posted it.
It never hurts to ask….
Your pictures are beautiful. I’m glad you had a wonderful time at our Glendale Memorial Park.
D. Jones – Forest Lawn Communications