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

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Martin.au
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On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).
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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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Abrak Senior Member • Posts: 2,776
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Great stuff.

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

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

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

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.

Roberto Angelo
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Hen3ry
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Re: On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).

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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ukeolo Regular Member • Posts: 108
Re: On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).

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

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Davane's funeral in the New Guinea Islands

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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Roberto Angelo
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Re: On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).

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

My own link:

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

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Ron Evers
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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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Bob Tullis
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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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Re: On humans, and their rituals of remembrance (photos of a cemetery).

Bob Tullis wrote:

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

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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Roberto Angelo wrote:

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

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War Cemetery, Rome

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

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

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

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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JohnLock Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
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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

And the saddest of all..

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