A visit to Mount Hope Cemetery, 2022

This week, I attended my first in-person scientific conference since 2019. I went to Optica’s Frontiers in Optics in Rochester, NY, a city near and dear to my heart, since I did my PhD there, as well. I had a lovely time catching up with both friends and colleagues at the meeting, and came up with lots of interesting ideas for future research projects.

I also made a quick stop at Mount Hope Cemetery, an absolutely lovely retreat founded in 1838 and containing the final resting places of a number of important figures, such as Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. It is especially beautiful during the autumn, when the vibrant fall colors provide a magnificent contrast to the pale monument. I last had the opportunity to visit in 2010, and wrote a lengthy blog post at that time. My trip this week was shorter, but I thought I would share some photos that I took, which give another look at some of the sights.

The photos are a mixture of camera phone images and digital camera images.

I only had a short amount of time to visit in the cemetery before getting back to the meeting, but I made sure to make a stop at the grave of one famous visitor.

It was a lovely visit, and I wish I could have stayed longer. I plan to get back to Rochester in autumn again before too long — and certainly not wait 12 years!

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2 Responses to A visit to Mount Hope Cemetery, 2022

  1. Damon says:

    Wow! These are gorgeous. Remember the trip to Providence?

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