Saturday, January 12, 2008

Old City Cemetery

Yes, I know it's terribly goth of me but honestly I find the cemetery a very peaceful, relaxing place. It's where I go when I'm having a bad day or if I'm stressed. Odder still, the new cemetery doesn't do it for me at all (and this one is home to my great grandfather.)




16 comments:

Nat said...

Not sure if I've commented here before. I'm Nat.

We love visiting old cemeteries. (Then again I'm old goth at heart. Too.) I agree they are peaceful quiet places.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad I'm not the only weirdo who likes cemeteries.

sourpuss said...

You're not alone! I love visiting different cemeteries in the city and when I travel. I find them fascinating!

Gwenhwyfar said...

Small town cemeteries are the best!

Bluepaintred said...

When I was pregnant with my third, we went to the cemetery for photos. The whole new life vs death thing. The trees were gorgeous and the whole setting was perfect! They are my favorite set.

My grandpa is buried in that cemetery (in the photos)

The Absurdist said...

Maybe I am weird, but I love to visit cemetaries in old cities. For some reason, I find it interesting to see very old graves, headstones that are several hudred years old, etc. Maybe it's creepy. But for some reason, I love it.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Blue - That's so awesome. You're way too cool for school.

Absurd - Yes you are weird, but it has little to do with liking cemeteries.

Robin said...

Beautiful! I love cemeteries and have been meaning to find a new one to take pictures of.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Ours is pretty awesome. There are some interesting headstones. And it's weird to go around and see that there were obviously certain years that were bad for certain age groups. (For example, the entire section devoted to soldiers - the only section in the cemetery by the way, that I never set foot in. I don't feel comfortable there. I don't know why.)

Robin said...

The baby headstones make me really sad. I can't bear to be buried, cremation for me all the way.

Gwenhwyfar said...

There seems to be a fair number of the infant ones that list the baby's name birth and death and then say "sleeping". I think that's really sad. I wonder if the baby died in it's sleep and that they couldn't cope with the though of it being dead.
I know what I want went I die, I just have to find a way around current cremation laws or trust that there is someone out there who loves me enough that they'll actually do what I want.

Ask said...

I don't think you'll find someone willing to bake your ashes into a cake for the wake.

Robin said...

Awww...of course I'll stuff my pillow with your ashes and sleep on it every night.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Ask - Only some of them and it wasn't for the wake, it was for you.

Robin - I knew I could count on you.

Steve (You know full well which steve it is) said...

You should take some pictures of the refinery on a misty night/damp night. Catch the right time and the place looks like something that is not even of this earth...some real fantasy/scifi jazz is what it is.

Not to tell you what you should or shouldn't do bahaha.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Since when have you stopped telling people what they should and should not do, Steve-o?
The refinery always reminds me of a children's book I read once. I can't remember what it was called, but there were these things that looked like Capibara that were being destroyed by buildings that looked like the refinery.