Theme Day: Cemetery


A cemetery theme is a good choice for October since Halloween is coming up. I even planned on showing a cemetary pic before I saw it was the October theme!


This is not a traditional American gravestone. These days, most cemeteries use flat headstones that lay flush with the ground. I guess it makes the mowing easier or something. This is an older cemetery, so there were some interesting stones and statues. I really liked this angel, especially with the setting sun illuminating her from behind.


Take a look at some of the other photo blogs that participated in October's theme day!

St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USACape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Anderson (SC), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, ArgentinaCrystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, NetherlandsSelma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Zurich, Switzerland - Budapest, Hungary - Paris, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Grenoble, France - Zurich, Switzerland - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Sequim (WA), USA - Chicago (IL), USA

16 comments:

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Nice choice...I really like the older cemeteries too.

Sally said...

Yes, the no-fuss, easy care lawn cemetery is more usual here now too. Upkeep and cost on such monumental marble graves must be prohibitive I guess. Plus many more people are cremated.

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Jilly said...

Thank goodness for the older cemeteries and wonders like this.

richard said...

The backlighting is interesting, and you have managed also to bring out the details in the statue

Kate said...

The headstone is really a very large statue!

soosha_q said...

Beautiful shot!

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Rambling Round said...

I like the older cemeteries better. This monument is lovely.

Olivier said...

avec la lumiere derriere la statue, on pourrait presque voir l'ange prendre son envol. belle photo

with the light behind the statue, one could almost see the angel taking his take-off. beautiful photograph

Scott said...

Great shot and great subject matter. What is she holding out? Is it a flower or has it been broken off?

Neva said...

A great photo...love it.

Lynette said...

Where is the cemetery, please? You got me extremely curious.

Susan said...

yes, I like the older cemeteries too. It is heartwrenching to see how many angels became the subject of these posts. Alost of very dearly loved people represented today.

slinger said...

Excellent choice. Above ground cemeteries versus easy to mow ones, give me tradition anytime.

bluechic said...

that is a beautiful shot, i like the angle you have and the expression on the angel...thanks for visiting chicago the other day, come back any time!

Halcyon said...

This cemetery is in Brandon. At the intersection of highway 471 and old highway 80. It's pretty small, you could easily drive by and not notice it.

The statue was not exactly a headstone. It was more like a family monument. I can't remember the name now, but there were about ten graves or so around the angel all from the same family. I think she was watching over them.

I'm not sure if she ever had anything in her hand. I think she was just making a blessing or something.

Denton said...

CDPB should create a collage of angels.