Monday, August 13, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 34



Many of the cemeteries that I haunt have imposing entries, usually with brick gate-posts and an ornate wrought iron double entry gate for vehicles, and a side-gate for pedestrians. Today, I showcase the formal entry to Waverley Cemetery in Sydney. There are more exits than entries, with the entries up the top of the hill, and the exits down the bottom. Make of that what you will!




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Welcome to the 34th 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.

13 comments:

Kate said...

It seems that I have no interest in cemeteries today because yesterday we attended a funeral of a beautiful 42 year-old niece who died because of someone else's careless driving. Too many of these events!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love that first photo! Almost features of a face seem to be there!
Amazing how old and solid some cemetery entrance pillars seem to be while other entrances seem so very fragile.
Strange that Kate posted a comment about driving. My post is about driving!

Julie said...

I can well understand your hesitation today, Kate. Stay in the bosom of your family for as long as it takes.

NixBlog said...

As Gemma says, that first photo is a prime example of pareidolia, appearing like a face!

Thanks for hosting, Julie.

Julie said...

pareidolia ... pareidolia ... *chuckle* ... now THAT would be a good meme ... probably with few participants!

Now how to work that word into a post ... or even down the pub this evening ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

pareidolia ... what a word ... had to look it up. Wondering why one of the circles has hole in the middle and the other doesn't. Perhaps it's winking.

Julie said...

Oh, yes ... most definitely ... winking ;)

Nicola Carpenter said...

Imposing! Maybe people are dying to get out? Great pictures.

Wibbo said...

I hadn't come across the word pareidolia before - thanks for mentioning it. That's a very imposing entrance.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful cemetery. Love the entrance and the wonderful iron fence.

CaT said...

but i wonder... how do you know which gate is the entrance and which the exit?
my neighborhood cemeteries both have several gates but the ones closest to my apartment are both always locked... i always wonder why. you can still get in somehow, but never through the gate.

Julie said...

Entrance, I mean, for a hearse, not for a pedestrian necessarily. But really it is just a fancy of my imagination ...

hamilton said...

I am rather disappointed that our local cemetery does not have such fancy gates (though it does have a beautiful gatehouse that I will have to post).