At Metropolitan Galleries we are committed to and excel in creating beautiful and artistic Memorials.
A memorial is an object which serves as a focus for memory of something, usually a person or a beloved pet (who has deceased) or an event. Popular forms of memorials include landmark objects or art objects such as sculptures, statues or fountains, and even entire parks.
We were recently in Paris and we visited the amazing Père Lachaise cemetery. The beauty of the landscaping with the memorial sculptures remains unparalleled. Metropolitan Galleries was so inspired by the beauty of the memorials at Père Lachaise we have posted several of our favorite memorials and we hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we have.
Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise) is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris (44 hectares or 110 acres), though there are larger cemeteries in the city’s suburbs. The cemetery of Père Lachaise is in the 20th arrondissement and is notable for being the first garden cemetery, as well as the first municipal cemetery. It is also the site of three World War I memorials.
Each year, Père Lachaise Cemetery has more than 3.5 million visitors, making it the most visited cemetery in the world.
Metropolitan Galleries also recommends memorial benches or memorial seats, a piece of furniture which commemorates a person. Sometimes the person may be deceased, however bronze bench memorials are made to honor the living as well.
Typically memorial benches are placed in public places but are often also placed in domestic gardens.
All of us at Metropolitan Galleries love our pets therefore we love pet memorials. We have included is several of our favorite pet memorials in this section as well.
We encourage you to browse our selection of custom developed bronze and marble sculptures made to commemorate our clients dear and special loved ones. By creating a bronze or marble memorial, it will remain for centuries to cherish the memories created.