Saturday, 6 July 2013

PICTURE THIS #207 ~ CEMETERIES, CRYPTS, HEADSTONES

Whenever I travel, I always try to visit a local cemetery as the cult of the dead tells me something  about the people's culture.
My three contributions.

KRAKOW -POLAND
CEMETERY - KRAKOW - POLAND

KONYA - TURKEY CEMETERY - KONYA CITY - TURKEY

KWAI TOWN - THAILAND. The cemetery is on the Kwai riverside (1939-1945 - THE LAND ON WHICH THIS CEMETERY STANDS IS THE GIFT OF THE THAI PEOPLE FOR THE PERPETUAL RESTING PLACE OF THE SAILORS, SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN WHO ARE HONOURED HERE)
cemetery- KWAI TOWN - THAILAND

11 comments:

  1. I'll be travelling from this monday on and nearly for one month I'll be away from the computer. Consequently, with no possibility to drop comments on all the photos to be posted meanwhile. Stay well! Thank you!

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  2. Wonderful captures Belita and have a fantastic trip, Happy Travels;)

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  3. Lovely pictures, Belita! I think the inclusion of the women in the top two add to the interest. I wonder what they are thinking and why they stopped. The bottom picture reminds me of the heartache of war; always there will be men (and women) to be buried. It is fitting that they be remembered.

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  4. Hi Belita!! Three very good shots for Joanne's theme. There is quite a difference between the first shot (where the graves look recent or new) and the second shot (where the graves look older). Both are enhanced by the women standing looking at them. The third one rings memories for many British servicemen who were prisoners-of-war who were forced to build the bridge there.

    Enjoy your trip!! Where are you going?

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  5. Nice shots, Belita. I LOVE the second one.

    I hope you have a safe trip and come home with lots of wonderful photos to share with us. I enjoy your photography so much.

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  6. I never thought about it like that. It would be a good way to get a feel for the culture and the peoples of the area. Good idea!

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  7. The visiting of the graves of loved ones is something all mankind has in common.

    That is a beautiful memorial

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  8. Interesting photos Belita - I too am a cemetery tourist. You really get the history of where you are.It is interesting how each country has its own style.

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  9. I like all three, but the top two are even more special with the ladies looking at the tombstones.

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  10. Belita, your photos reflect the cultures on how they bury their dead. I was drawn particularly to the last photo in Thailand. The monument honors the POWs. The film Bridge Over the River Kwai was a good movie about their imprisonment.
    Hope you have a safe trip.

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  11. All fabulous shots, as usual, Belita. Have a safe and happy trip and we'll see you when you get back.

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