Monday, July 16, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 30

The Hand of God, Rookwood Necropolis


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Welcome to the 30th 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.

17 comments:

Kate said...

I like to see photographed hands but hadn't considered gravestones before. I wonder how prevalent that is on stones. Must go for a photo shot and find out!

VioletSky said...
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VioletSky said...

it is interesting that each is the RIGHT hand.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The right hand of God seems to be the traditional sacred hand! There is something very spiritual in the collection of these hand images all with a similar "pose" but varied ornamentation!

Dina said...

Very . . . touching, the hand of God.
Something we would never see on a tomb here in Israel.

Deb said...

Very similar poses for all the hands and interesting to see how the stones have worn with age.

Mr Linky has cropped my contribution rather randomly today. Are you able to rectify or remove? If so I will link again later. Thanks.

Julie said...

Yep, will remove for you now, Deb.

NixBlog said...

Lovely collection of hands, Julie!

Thanks for hosting.

Jim said...

What an interesting collection.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I have not see hands on gravestone but then I again I don't look. I got a couple of contributions on the big trip so will be taking part again when I get to that part.

Wibbo said...

Interesting hands - they make a very nice collection.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Such beautiful detailed carvings. I was lucky enough to find a hand on my travels as well.

Herding CAts & Beneath Thy Feet

CaT said...

tim is not here (hes on a conference) to tell me its really time to goto sleep. so its nearly 1. but im done...
:)

CaT said...

my goodness! you know what, i was even too tired to read that one line underneath your photos. wow. now i finally understand those hands.
ive seen several at cemeteries and always found them very weird. i thought they represented the hand sticking out from the grave (or rather, i made that up as an explanation and i thought that was just such an odd thing to put on a grave!!
this makes so much more sense... :)

Julie said...

What I really liked about that one line explanation this week, is that not one of you mentioned a certain Argentinian football player.

CaT said...

i would really not know? football?

i now also realize here often you see this hand directed upwards, thats why in my mind i saw it upwards coming out of the soil... while here they ar downwards!

Julie said...

But but but ... you be Dutch, and should know about football. Although your national team was terrible in the recent championships! Ask Tim about Marradonna and the 'hand of god' incident.