Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Taphophile Tragics


Lord Howe Island cemetery.



 It has some unusual grave decorations.



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13 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating island cemetery photos! But the one I find most intriguing is the second last one! Shells and fish suit the island! But the graphic outline of a flower in a pot? Perhaps this person was an artist? It really is a beautiful piece of art!

Mark said...

I love the bits of old coral and shells.

Dianne said...

What a lovely idea - using the shells and flowers from the island!

freefalling said...

Is it Kentia palms that grow on L.H.?
They give the cemetery such a graceful feeling.
Gwalter is an unusual name, isn't it?
And Roylance.

hamilton said...

The shells are a good idea and at least they never wilt.

diane b said...

It is interesting to see that the older stones are easier to read than the newer ones.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

More gestures by respectful visitors.

Julie said...

Ah now this is the cemetery on LHI that I missed during my first visit last year. There was no enough time on a birding holiday. I quite like the floral/fish tiles - out of the ordinary.

Yes, the Kentia Palm is a big 'product' on LHI. They are everywhere and grown in plantations. Did anyone else see the story on 7:30 this evening about plastics in the gut of terns on LHI. Not good. Not good.

Thank you for this contribution to Taphophile Tragics, Ann. I read your comment on Francisa's Croatia blog about fleshing out some of your other cemeteries. Goodo ... *grin* ... you will enjoy it.

Francisca said...

The ceramic plaques are precious. What a cheerful way to add life and colour on the grave.

Francisca said...

PS. Yes, I'll be doing some hunting for interesting tidbits on any photos of burial grounds I have and will post in future, as I am usually "on the go" without time to linger to get the details. But that process is part of the fun... including seeing and reading the posts of other players.

Jim Bar said...

Interesting collection of photos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great shots Ann, I read somewhere that people sometimes take and leave a stone when they visit, to show that they've been!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

I found both the history of, and everyday life on Lord Howe Island fascinating on my first visit last year. As a last resting spot, it takes some beating!!