Monday, May 7, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 20

Sheep appear to figure highly in Christian mythology: lamb of God that takest away; the Good Shepherd tending his flock. There are bound to be more, of which I am blissfully unaware.

However, this ewe is not that trusting of the Good Shepherd, with that wild-eyed stare, and one ear wrapped firmly around his staff. This is, once again, over in Waverley Cemetery, the cemetery that sits atop the slope overlooking Bondi Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

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Welcome to the 20th week of Taphophile Tragics.

Your contribution is most welcome. Please ensure that you include some details of the cemetery in which you took your photographs, and link directly to your post, rather than simply to your blog in general. This week, Mr Linky opens at 10pm Monday, Sydney time (GMT+10), and closes at 10pm on the Friday. When you can, please visit the other contributing bloggers to show your appreciation of their endeavours. Due to time zone variations and overcrowded schedules, some contributions are made later than Tuesday/Wednesday. As per usual, we are working with the Linky with thumbnails, and displaying the oldest entry first, with no randomising.

14 comments:

Dina said...

LOL I see your point. It looks more like the Lamb of God who taketh away the lamb of the ewe.

VioletSky said...

...blissfuly unaware :)

JM said...

Beautiful expression on his face!

Dina said...

Hey Julie, do relics in the Treasure Room of the Holy Sepulchre have a place in Taphophile Tragics?

Julie Storry said...

Not a problem with your relics post, Dina. I have read it already and will return later on during my Tuesday. 362 years and the crosses were still locatable on Gethsemane ... mmm ... stretches my credulity a smidge, though.

Jim said...

What a fascinating monument. Yes, Rookwood is a massive place. Quite a challenge, on foot.

Julie Storry said...

Yes, the foot bit is a challenge, Jim. But I have determined to attend each of their monthly tours this year, and to stay a bit longer with an aim of my own. I reckon I will know the joint a bit by the time I am in my late 80s.

NixBlog said...

Typical monumental sculpture... The lamb as a sacrificial animal predates Christianity and is also entrenched in Judaism. The Lamb of God (i.e. Christ) sacrificed to save humankind is the ultimate sacrifice made by God. Also the Paschal Lamb at Easter, etc, etc. You are right lots more references.

Thanks for hosting. I've gone pagan today.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A lovely representation of a sacred figure and lamb! Extremely interesting interpretation of the lamb - a kind of entwining effect! Two sides of one perspective?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I was invited by Gemma to join in on the meme for the week. My post today is about an historic landmark in Texas....Lamar Texas Cemetery

Deb said...

Nicely detailed monument. Yes the ewe is keeping a close eye on what is presumably her lamb. She looks kind of proud it has been singled out to me.

CaT said...

time for bed! tomorrow is another day... :)

Nicola Carpenter said...

One thing I have learnt from working with sheep. Never get between a ewe and her lamb.

Fantastic picture

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CaT said...

i never really thought about the sheep and their meaning, thanks for enlighting me! i see them here too, but mostly on children's graves, it seems.