The Long Way Home


Our Lady of the Parkway
May 18, 2012, 5:45 AM
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I heard about this fabled shrine for years, and thanks to Juddy’s Ley Line project, I finally got the chance to see it. Hanging over 376 East in the far end of South Oakland, the shrine is a surprisingly peaceful place to meditate or escape, despite the traffic rush below – a lost cul-de-sac of brick roads and overgrown lots that make you feel as if you are in another time. The only reminder of city life is the amazing view as you stand at the top of Wakefield Street. Roadside America gives the history of the shrine here. She’s even on Facebook.

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Nice sanctum sanctorum, thanks for sharing. Am living now in what was a grove shrine for a Catholic Church. Mary got moved when this development was done but she is now perched further up the hill from here in front of the old Church. Progress?

Comment by Michael Williamson

fantastic progress, i would say – and where you live sounds divine (sorry – couldn’t resist!).

Comment by Lisa

This little patch of the city is like being in the country.

Comment by Jeff

getting lost in another world.

Comment by Lisa

Beautiful pictures Lisa.

Comment by Michelle

thanks, chelle – that makes me happy!

Comment by Lisa

What a unique spot. Fantastic.

Comment by motherblue212

it is – you defniitely need to take jack and dave there for a visit. you forget you’re in the city for a quiet moment.

Comment by Lisa




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