Friday, April 27, 2007

Lilburn, GA: Henderson Family Cemetery & Beautiful Stone Temple

Two places in Lilburn, GA that find spirituality and commercialism in the same spaces.

The Henderson Family Cemetery is a small burial plot with nothing but traffic, parking lots and stripmalls surrounding it. Casting its shadow over the graves, a large billboard.

Near the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Rockbridge RD, NW this stunning temple is being built. There was no signage to denote what religious group is building this, I would assume one orginating from India. I hope it would be open to anyone to visit, the outside is beautifuly ornate and I expect the interior to be much the same.

The gantry crane looks much like the one at the Alabama Shipyard. I'm assuming it is being used for accurate placement of the temple stones, this style of crane allowing for more accurate placement than more common construction cranes.

Lilburn, GA Temple, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

This area is being heavily commercially developed and the temple's neighbor is a Walgreen's.

Note the unenforceable "photography prohibited" sign. If that's what they wanted they should have built higher fence.

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