Saturday, 6 July 2013

Picture This #207 ~ Cemeteries, Crypts, Headstones

Cemeteries are lovely places, particularly older ones. These pictures are all from a cemetery in a small city not too far from me. It has graves from 1860 to the present day.


Magnolia

Polished black marble with magnolia blossom


Copper cupola

A small chapel


Graveyard

Late afternoon

20 comments:

  1. Hi Benni !! I like your three shots for Joanne's theme, taking a slightly different look at the cemetery. Beautiful magnolia in front of the marble headstone. Unusual cupola in the chapel in the second shot, leads me to think it might have European origins. The last shot looks very peaceful.

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    1. Thank you, Mitch. I don't know the history of the chapel, but there are many Hungarian Catholics in the city. Glad you like the pictures.

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  2. Such a lovely peaceful feel to all three of your photos, Benni. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks, Debby, I feel peaceful when I go there.

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  3. Love the shot of the flower, and the trees look so tall in the cemetery.

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    1. Randall, thank you. Many of the trees are very old and carefully tended.

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  4. Beautiful flower and spire of the chapel. Serene.

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    1. Thank you, Anders. I think you would enjoy walking around there.

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    2. >You're welcome, Benni. I think so too. :)

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  5. 3 lovely shots showing the nature side of the cemetery. I love them all, especially the last one.

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I had not thought of it, but you are right, I am really focused in these photos on the plants and greenery.

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    1. Grazie, Nico. It is a beautiful place.

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  7. I love the mature trees in the last one and the steeple in the middle and the back lighting in Japanese magnolia in the last.

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    1. How kind, Danette, thank you. I love those trees.

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    2. Hi Benni, just a quick note....I think you missed commenting on Danette's entry.

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  8. I love the magnolia against the black marble, Benni, but your last is my favorite. I just find cemetaries so peaceful and serene (does that make me weird?).

    I want to apologize for being so late in commenting. I didn't realize how quickly the time went.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Cemeteries can evoke so many emotions. I don't think you are weird to enjoy exploring and wandering through them. This was a truly creative theme.

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  9. I must say I like your take on this theme the best of them all Benni.

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    1. How very kind of you. I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures.

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