Monday, May 14, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 21

Rookwood Necropolis has many heritage areas, and the Old Anglican section is one such. Here are two of the recently restored 'rest houses' for those visiting the necropolis. They are not toilets, but places to escape the heat and prying eyes.

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Welcome to the 21st 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.

12 comments:

hamilton said...

I have never seen a resting place quite as elaborate as this. but what a nice idea. this could work equally well in rain or snow as a respite.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

That looks a lovely place to rest in.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Attractive, stylish shelters! Inviting for a rest!

Dina said...

Such a thoughtful, good thing to have such rest houses to escape to.

Ann said...

That's really lovely. Rookwood is still on my ever increasing list of places to go.

Jim said...

I have a photo of this one too in my library somewhere but maybe not as nice as these.

Nicola Carpenter said...

How unusual and beautiful.

Herding Cats

NixBlog said...

Ah, resting places for the living as opposed to resting places for the dead. One may go in and meditate while contemplating some memento mori within perhaps?

Thanks for hosting, Julie.

Mama Zen said...

How interesting!

Nellies said...

I have never heard of these 'rest houses' but I think it is a lovely idea. They look beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.

CaT said...

hihi! i wouldnt think they were toilets!!
today its later than ever... goodnight!

Julie said...

Well, what a wonderful morning this has been. Our numbers are up a bit this week, which is always nice to see. Some of the people who contribute later in the period (later Tuesday and during our Australian Wednesday) have covered some fascinating places this week. I commend you Nellies swing, and also CaTs asylum.

Such variety, such wonderful variety.