Lakewood cemetery, located on the east side of Lake Calhoun, is interesting since many famous people are buried there such as Hubert Humphrey, vice-president of the USA, and Paul Wellstone, beloved senator for MN. The real hidden gem, however, is the chapel. The overall design is based on the shape of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. Six Italian mosaic artists who also did work in the Vatican created a beautiful interior dome filled with hovering angels, each bedecked with flowers of various kinds. The windows and corner pieces are also lovely, as are the mosaic trees in the front. It is one of the loveliest places I have been, and I have traveled to many cathedrals in Europe. You may need to request entry in the main building. There is an interesting little "museum" downstairs. http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com/History_Chapel.html
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