On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).

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On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).
Apr 5, 2014

I think cemeteries would be much nicer places if people would lay off the glass bottles, plastic flowers and other junk.

If you have examples from other cultures, please post them.

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Great stuff.

Too many wedding photographers and not enough funeral photographers if you ask me.

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Abrak wrote:

Great stuff.

Too many wedding photographers and not enough funeral photographers if you ask me.

LOL

YOU could probably make a good composite on the topic!

Tom

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Abrak wrote:

Great stuff.

Too many wedding photographers and not enough funeral photographers if you ask me.

LOL

YOU could probably make a good composite on the topic!

Tom

I attempt a parallel here between the death of a civilization, and its cemeteries, including that of Keats, and of the Commowealth soldiers, who defended Italy:

http://amalric2014.blogspot.it/2014/03/the-severe-beauty-of-rom.html

BTW Funerary Art is definitely a Genre, well worth the attention, as in your case.

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Abrak wrote:

Great stuff.

Too many wedding photographers and not enough funeral photographers if you ask me.

Dead right!

Cheers, geoff

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Questa è fatta a Roma, dietro la Piramide, giusto?

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Davane's funeral in the New Guinea Islands
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Malagan dancers on each side of the grave just before interment. Funerals in the islands are a do-it-yourself matter with traditional elements varying from place to place.

This is in Madina Village, New Ireland. Davane was an old and dear friend.

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ukeolo wrote:

Questa è fatta a Roma, dietro la Piramide, giusto?

Yes, "cimitero acattolico" behind the Pyramide. The statue is called the "Angelo del Dolore/Angel of Grief" and is quite famous. Some information:

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelo_del_dolore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_Grief

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/barbaresco/7103964681/

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Nice series with a different approach than I took.

Not to hijack your thread, I will post a new one "Wilson's Hill Cemetery".

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The wood is clear between the knots.

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Rather fascinating.   I've spent a little time in cemeteries, but not quite with this theme in mind.   Though I have threatened to start documenting garbage on the streets and on hiking trails, but I never put the two together.

I had more of a theme of grief and entropy in mind when I've visited the cemetery on this day.

I'm probably not seeing this one in the way it was intended, but this brings to mind defiant anger [shrug]

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Rather fascinating. I've spent a little time in cemeteries, but not quite with this theme in mind. Though I have threatened to start documenting garbage on the streets and on hiking trails, but I never put the two together.

I had more of a theme of grief and entropy in mind when I've visited the cemetery on this day.

And nicely executed. I especially like the ivy covered statues and the graves on the hill.

I'm probably not seeing this one in the way it was intended, but this brings to mind defiant anger [shrug]

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amalric wrote:

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

Abrak wrote:

Great stuff.

Too many wedding photographers and not enough funeral photographers if you ask me.

LOL

YOU could probably make a good composite on the topic!

Tom

I attempt a parallel here between the death of a civilization, and its cemeteries, including that of Keats, and of the Commowealth soldiers, who defended Italy:

http://amalric2014.blogspot.it/2014/03/the-severe-beauty-of-rom.html

BTW Funerary Art is definitely a Genre, well worth the attention, as in your case.

Cheers. That was a good read.

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A very relaxed cemetery, and much better light. Very nice.

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Rome War Cemetery contains 426 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

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Martin.au wrote:

amalric wrote:

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

Abrak wrote:

Great stuff.

Too many wedding photographers and not enough funeral photographers if you ask me.

LOL

YOU could probably make a good composite on the topic!

Tom

I attempt a parallel here between the death of a civilization, and its cemeteries, including that of Keats, and of the Commowealth soldiers, who defended Italy:

http://amalric2014.blogspot.it/2014/03/the-severe-beauty-of-rom.html

BTW Funerary Art is definitely a Genre, well worth the attention, as in your case.

Cheers. That was a good read.

On second thoughts, there might be Australian soldiers buried there too. Mostly I remember that the bombers' crews were mixed and for many parts of the Commowealth.

I had some CA problems on top of the walls, so I must go back there again. Glad that you liked the tale

Am.

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Martin.au wrote:

I think cemeteries would be much nicer places if people would lay off the glass bottles, plastic flowers and other junk.

Generally agree, but there are exceptions. For example, this and other graves on Thursday Island (Torres Strait) show it done right

Somebody cares...

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Martin;  that's a very nice and poignant series of photos.  I grew up in a low population rural area where the cemeteries seem so much more personal, and walking through them I can always recognize many of the family headstones-- and remember.  Also the locals (friends and neighbors)  seem to treat them with much more respect.

JL

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Some from a Japanese cemetery on Thursday Island
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And the saddest of all..

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