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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monuments and Statues

To this point I have not done a lot with pictures of monuments and statues as grave markers.  In many cemeteries there are some rather special forms of grave marker carvings.  I passed by a cemetery recently that I had know of, but not visited recently. This was the first visit to take pictures.  It happens to be a roman Catholic Cemetery and many of the monuments are in a Roman Catholic religious theme.
 I thought that this monument was rather special.  A woman appears to be clinging to the cross, a supplicant?
I think that this is a typical Mary and child, Theotokos (Θεοτόκος). There are angels to the side with crossed hands and bent heads.
This is a lone bowing Angel.  This Angel has crossed hands once again.  there are only two Angels mentioned in the bible, St. Michael and St Gabriel.  Gabriel is said to have been the herald to the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation.
This, I am guessing, is either meant to be Jesus or possibly a Saint.  The cemetery is the Parish Cemetery for a church named St. Thomas.  Could this be St. Thomas? 

This is a fairly modern cemetery.  It is very well maintained and there were many people in the cemetery taking care of the grave sites of their loved ones.  I shot more pictures, but this will have to suffice for now.  I have a great backlog of pictures to post and little tome to do the posting.


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