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, December 7, 2010

Egyptian, symbols and Patriotic

Occasionally I encounter a Cemetery that has so much of interest that I think I won't have enough room for the interesting pictures.  This was one of the places.  I was driving with a friend along the Naugituck river in Connecticut and I noticed this Cemetery and just had to stop.  I used my older purse camera.

Many of our monuments take their inspiration from  Ancient Egypt.  The stone below is obvious. The design is a kind of Spynx.

I have featured obelisks before, but this one is very tall and beautiful.
The Egyptian symbolism is found almost everywhere.  There is also other kinds of symbols.  The stone below has a Masonic theme.
And another Masonic stone with a Husband and Wife, the husband in the Masons and the wife in the Eastern Star.  Though I was never in the Eastern Star, both my mother and aunt were and my grandfather was a Mason.

The next stone was just unusual.  I like the unusual stones and this one is really a stone.
We now go for the rather unusual or I might better say the out of ordinary.  This stone has colored engraving.
And this one is engraved with what I  believe is Japanese, but I am not positive.
I just like the shape of this one.
And this one.
I think that this is a family cluster of stones around a Cross.

And finally, This row of stones is rather special.  They represent men who died in foreign lands and who's bodies were interred in those foreign lands.  It is a reminder of the dedication of the young people who go off to protect our country.

Some of them never return!

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