Monday, July 2, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 28


The Old Anglican area of Rookwood Necropolis lives up to its name: it is quite old, and very unpretensious. It is mostly heritage listed, but not all. Some is left to grow back to its wild state, but other areas are well maintained. These three shots well its beauty tells.

And what drew me to the Old Anglican area? Specifically, AN G 1041 Puckeridge, Amelia ... come with me over to zee kasbah ...

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Welcome to the 28th 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 9:30pm Monday, Sydney time (GMT+10), and closes at 9:30pm 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.

11 comments:

hamilton said...

I wonder how far they will let this wilderness grow around these stones?

Julie said...

The ones I have shown in particular, I think it is the landscaping method of choice. I feel sure they go in every so often and trim, but it will never be returned to 'lawn'. However,If I could afford to, I will tend this particular plot and return it to 'civilisation'.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The wild flowers and tall grasses give a sense of locked in other times! Enchanting but easily could step beyond enchantment.

Julie said...

Yes, Gemma, it could easily step from enchantment to neglect. I was selective in my posting.

Francisca said...

I rather like this wild "back to nature" look. It's SUCH a contrast to the well-manicured lawn I saw at a funeral I attended on Sunday. (No usable photos taken, but I'll go back to get some soon.)

Julie, I've also linked the post of Chong Noi - with his permission. At the time of my writing this he had his comments turned off, but I thought his images were an interesting addition to our community.

Chang Noi said...

Hi
I am Chang Noi living in Thailand. On my web-blog I made a posting about Chinese graves (there is a all Asian way of life / dead behind it) and that was picked up by Fransica. So I added a few more photos of graves in Indonesia.

The empty graves are from the Dutch & Chinese (communists) that were kick-out of Indonesia in the 50's and 60's.

The way dead is taken in Asia is so different as in the west.

VioletSky said...

there is something romantically forlorn looking about the back-to-nature look at these gravesites.

NixBlog said...

Very beautiful photos of this cemetery that has quite an elegiac, country feel to it, Julie. The wildflowers amongst the gravestones are very charming.

Thanks for hosting!

CaT said...

oooh. its 1.30 in the night. really, really time to sleep!
but at least i made it this week...
i went to such a cemetery as you show above as well this past sunday. but i will post about that some other time...

Julie said...

So, I have completed my 'rounds' a little earlier this week. My days for looking after my grand-daughter altered for this week only. But then I do not see her again for 5 days.

Never mind. I have visited each and everyone of you and learnt more about our world and how we leave it.

Great stuff!

Nicola Carpenter said...

So beautiful!

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