Friday, May 14, 2010

Skywatch Friday - from the Old Burying Ground

The Old Burying Ground Cemetery.
Established in 1668, it is no longer an active cemetery.
The headstones are beautiful, works of art,
made of marble, granite, slate, sandstone, and limestone.

Different from modern headstones,
most of these do not include a birth date.
Instead they list how old the person was when they died.
Some include years, months, days.

Some headstones have epitaphs.
"Adieu my friends a long adieu
I leave the joys of earth with you."

"Hospitable and benevolent to all
he faith fully discharged all duties of social life.
His ears were ever open to the cries
of the poor and in him they found
a ready helper in time of need."

"The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust."



  1. Old cemetery's are very interesting, the grave stones often tell a story of the persons life. This is older than I have ever seen.

  2. Interesting and great sky watch
    Happy weekend.

  3. Beautiful monochrome in the first one and you used blur very nicely in the second!

    Pixellicious Photos

  4. Wow - that last shot is amazing! Beautiful cemetery shots indeed!


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