Cemeteries are unique places in our lives. Some are beautiful, some are historic, and some are even entertaining. There is a quiet sadness about all cemeteries because they are the final resting places of our loved ones. We intend to post pictures here of cemeteries and head stones that are original photographs. We are looking for beauty, dignity, funny and above all something interesting. Feel free to comment and to contribute. We will provide a mail box if you want to contribute.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Old Stones

Old Grave stones really interest me. One thing that fascinates me is how different they can be. Both the stones in this picture date from the 19th century, but they are as different from each other as can be. The one on the right is indistinguishable. The face of the stone is falling apart. The one one the left looks like it was produced yesterday.

I am sure that the composition of the stone has a lot to do with the way stones survive. The one in the better condition looks to me to be granite. I am not really sure what the more deteriorated one is. Possibly it is sandstone. Maybe one of you can help with an opinion in the comment section.

I have noticed that some stones are damaged by lichens. I plan to research this a bit, because my mother's stone is somewhat covered by lichen. I am not quite sure what to do about this, but I plan to do some research. The stone to the side is not my mother's stone, but does show some lichen dammage.

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