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.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Olde East Street Burying Grounds

I have a friend that lives in Plainville Connecticut.  I vist her often and I pass by this little cemetery every time I visit her.  I decided to stop and shoot some pictures, but to my distress the Cemetery is closed to the public.  It is completely fenced with high fences which are locked.  The fences on two of the sides is chain-link so I was able to shoot some photographs from a distance.
As the sign indicates this is an early cemetery for the Plainville community.  Veterans, community leaders and farmers were buried here.  As a note, I was able to hold the camera up over the fence to take this. 
There was a large old tree right in the center of the plot.  You can see part of a neighboring wooden fence and the chain-link fence as well as several of the stones.
Though I was able to get some clear shots and you can see that the stones are very old, I did not have my longest lens with me.  I could not get great clarity to real some of the stones clearly.  Time, weathering, stone quality and distance made this a more difficult shoot.

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