Jun 9, 2012

SATURDAY's PHOTO HUNTING - Graveyards












The old graveyard of Waterloo, which is not used anymore. You find memorials of the WWI victims,  family graves and very old graves with pictures of the deceased.





The "new" one which is in use now, as you can notice the graves are all closed with graveslabs. It looks rather grey and sad, except on the 1st of November when everybody remembers that they have a family member here and flowers are put on the grave.

Next week's theme : cooking







15 comments:

magiceye said...

Graveyard for plastic and metal waste at http://bit.ly/MtME4L

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful graveyards. I particularly love that last photo, it shows the spectacular setting so well.

YTSL said...

I wonder... where are those who perished in the famous Battle of Waterloo buried?

Photo Cache said...

I like this kind of graveyard. It has a vintage feel to it.

ewok

Mar said...

I never visit graveyards, I had to include one on my last trip to participate this week...I am back and ready to party :) (just a saying, not being disrespectful in front of these pictures)
PS: your blog has the "read more" feature again.

Trekcapri said...

Hi Gattina, I don't think I've seen a headstone with photos on them before. it must be nice for the visiting family members.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Annie said...

This is a very nice old cemetery and your photos of all the old stone are great. I love the shadow of the cross you captured.

Carver said...

I find old graveyards to be an interesting slice of history. Good shots of the old and newer one.

Sue said...

Wonderful collection for the theme Gattina. I like older cemeteries where their are photos that I can look at. I enjoy cemeteries. The newer ones you posted are an interesting contrast to Annie's collection from Italy, which were very colourful and on no special occasion. This was a great theme for me and I'm enjoying learning through the photos :)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

These photos are fantastic. What workmanship in the headstones and graves.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Alice Audrey said...

Great captures. I particularly like the second from the bottom.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Your graveyard is sure different then our here in Bonners Ferry area. If one goes to an older graveyard in Spokane Washington there is some grave building like the one is your second picture and usual these family have money...coffee is on.

Luna Miranda said...

i love this old graveyard...ours look entirely different from European graveyards.:p

imac said...

Reminds me of the Rock Cemetery at Nottingham UK

peppylady (Dora) said...

Gattina...actual I want to be cremated...my son Bart was trying to be funny.