all who wander are not lost

The Polar Bears – a group of men went to recover bodies of American soldiers killed while trying to destroy Russia in 1919. Fifty men were returned and buried here around the Polar Bear in 1930. The bear is carved from white Georgian marble, and the base is North Carolina granite.

Artist: Leon Hermant (thanks to Carptrash on that one, I was unable to find the makers mark)

Bruce Saville’s “Until the Dawn”

A Viking funeral complete with Oden leading the procession.

Heres a couple of stunning works by sculptor Beaver Edwards from 1957

A sculpture by “B. Zuckermann” which rings no bells in my head. A very strange composition, whereas the priest is depicted in a larger scale than the body of Christ.

A correction from Lt. Dan, this is indeed a depiction of the Good Samaritan:

The Garden of the Good Samaritan

“Which was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.” Luke 10:36-37
The imposing marble sculpture in the Garden of the Good Samaritan depicts the parable of he who gave succor to the man set upon by thieves when others had passed him by. A noble inspiration for a gracious garden.

Ah, an ear is a mighty fine place to build a new wasp nest – eh ?

More from White Chapel Cemetery tomorrow.

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