Established in 1896, Calvary Cemetery is one of the oldest cemetery’s in Los Angeles. The broad avenues of this 137 acre Catholic burial ground are lined with polychromed statues of the stations of the cross, an Italian Romanesque Revival chapel and multiple labyrinth like mausoleum’s.

Calvary Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery in East LA operated by the Archdiocese of LA.

Calvary Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery in East LA operated by the Archdiocese of LA.

crown jewel is the Italian Romanesque Revival chapel, which comes complete with a dramatic angel-lined entry court that would have done Cecil B De Mille proud.

Its crown jewel is the Italian Romanesque Revival chapel, which comes complete with a dramatic angel-lined entry court. Cecil B De Mille would approve.

Calvary Cemetery is located right across the street from Home of Peace.

It’s located right across the street from Home of Peace, the oldest Jewish cemetery in LA.

If you like cemetery statuary, this place is for you.

If you like cemetery statuary, this place is for you.

The broad avenues of this Catholic burial ground are lined with polychromed statues of the stations of the cross, tucked under glass to keep them crisp.

Jesus was a stripper?

Never seen this dude before.

Never seen this dude before.

Dedicated in 1896, Calvary is among the oldest cemeteries in LA and is comprised of 136 acres of gently rolling parkland.

Dedicated in 1896, Calvary sits on 136 acres of gently rolling parkland.

Thanks Doyer's.

Thanks Doyer’s.

Crossback

Crossback

RIP? No silly...R.I.C.

RIP? No silly…R.I.C.

The Main Mausoleum of Calvary Cemetery was completed in 1936.

The Main Mausoleum was completed in 1936.

Beautiful stained glass windows, hand painted ceilings, and artistic detail can be found throughout the building.

Beautiful stained glass windows, hand painted ceilings, and artistic detail can be found throughout the building.

Within the mausoleum you will find the Main Chapel which is pretty amazing.

Within the mausoleum you will find the Main Chapel which is pretty amazing. There were a lot of funerals happening while I was there but fortunately none of them were using the Main Chapel, so I had it to myself. Selfish? Perhaps.

The mausoleum is a multi-tiered labyrinth with tons of areas to explore.

The mausoleum is a multi-tiered labyrinth with tons of areas to explore.

Beautiful Mary sharing her light...by shooting it out of her hands aka, "Mary Tases World".

Beautiful Mary sharing her light…by shooting it out of her hands. I love Taser Mary.

Calvary Cemetery is also called "New Calvary Cemetery" because the graves in the original Calvary Cemetery on North Broadway were moved to the present location to make way for Cathedral High School.

Calvary Cemetery is also called “New Calvary Cemetery” because the graves in the original Calvary Cemetery on North Broadway were moved to the present location to make way for Cathedral High School.

Let There Be Light [Fixtures]

Let There Be Light [Fixtures]

Basement corridor light love.

Basement corridor light love.

Later angels.

Later angels.