woensdag 28 december 2011

Taphophile Tragics #1

Blogger Julie from Sydney Eye has openend a meme photoblog about cemeteries called Taphophile Tragics wich caught my eye. I didn't know it had a name but I must admit that I visit cemeteries quite often when I am on hollidays abroad. Don't know why but I am always interested in the stones and names and the way people lay their loved ones to rest.
The above grave is in Sodankyla, Finland where I was last June and I was surprised by the stone faces of this eldery couple. Had never seen this before, mostly you see pictures in glass.
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11 opmerkingen:

  1. A great Taphophile Tragic post - I have never seen stone faces like this on headstones - it's quite unique!

  2. That is interesting, I don't think I've seen this before either. Somehow it's a bit unsettling too; I guess there's comfort in obscurity with death.

  3. I will have to check it out as I do enjoy visiting the cemeteries of other cities and countries. You can tell much about the culture and the period from the final resting places.

    The lifelike masks are quite interesting on this marker.


  4. The time and effort that went into these headstones is amazing.

  5. The more I look at this grave stone, the more I like it. It's quite a beautiful design and unusual font. The black background with little dots looks like the night sky and it feels like the tree is holding them in a protective embrace. It's rather lovely.

  6. hahaha, i didnt know that either..
    i like to visit cemeteries too!

  7. Hello Marianne, Sorry to be so late with my visit, but I had to travel away for two days.

    I don't think I have seen anything quite like this either. In some of the Parisian cemeteries I have visited there are statues of the departed, but they were over 100 years buried, and usually of some official note. Here in Australia it is mainly those who have come from Greece and Italy who put up the ceramic plates with photographs of the departed. I like the plain lines of the memorial for this couple.

    That you very much for contributing to 'Taphophile Tragics'. I appreciate the support and am glad that you also find cemeteries of interes.

  8. The faces are a bit unsettling to see, but I love the tree that covers them on the stone.