Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Cemetery

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Cemetery

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I have been waiting to post this shot since

arriving home from France.

American bloggers may recognise this as the USA

Medal of Honor.

This cross, over

William Bradford Turner’s grave,

caught my eye in the only

American cemetery we visited.

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Black and White Tuesday

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I don’t like the idea of recycling graves

every hundred years or so.

However when we see a grave like this,

 the last internment being in 1922 and

the family name being out of the district for many years,

it is hard to put forward an argument against recycling.

 However, in country cemeteries the pressure

for recycling is nowhere near as great as in major cities.

Older graves appear to be marked by a once ornate fence.

 

Graves of what may be an original settler

have only a marker like this.

It is doubtful if the occupant even has

a name recorded in the cemetery’s records.

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Black and White Tuesday

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Some more cemetery shots..
This head stone caught my eye because

of the child’s age…so young.

I guess we have been fortunate in that respect.

In 1980 I went for a walk in the Auckland Cemetery

and saw what appeared to be whole families

wiped out within  days of each other.

I wonder why…or how?

 

By today’s standards even 70 is a short enough life span.

 

A flower holder?

At least it does not blow over with a gust of wind

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Fences…

but cemetery fences.

I have had an interest in old cemeteries

for many years…

but only recently decided to

take my camera with me.

I admit to playing around with Photoshop.

and like the results.

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Wordless Wednesday

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