Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NZD 12142009

Auckland Cemetery

This was an old cemetery from the mid-1800s.  The headstones could be limestone or granite.  Lichen was growing on many, others had turned dark, trees had pushed their way through to dishevel their arrangement.  There was a silence in this cemetery despite being directly on a 5 lane road during rush hour.  I am drawn to the contrast of death and life in the graves and the trees.  I like the tilting of the stones that suggest movement – albeit at a very slow rate.  I like peeking through to the stone that far in the back and the group hiding in the shade of the tree. 

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3 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

There's definitely a lot of interesting stuff in that one picture!!

Sue

Kaite said...

I used to love wandering thru very old cemetaries, they're hard to find now. Kaite

Jennifer said...

Thanks Sue!

Katie - That may be why I enjoyed it so much - finding a very old cemetery is so hard to find - and this one just appeared in our path!