The serene imagery of a graveyard
As long as I can remember, I have been drawn to cemeteries. I do not find them to be a morbid or sad place. Rather, I find them to be peaceful and meditative. Many of the old cemeteries are really quite beautiful, with their monuments and statues, crypts and shrines. Sometimes, I like to visit these graveyards and just be still and quiet.
What is it about the graves that scares people so? Is it the fear of death? The fear of a ghostly encounter? When I’m in a cemetery, I feel tranquility. Below, you’ll find some photographs I’ve taken of my visits to graveyards. I cannot remember the exact location of some of the shots I’ve included. Click on any of the photos to enlarge. They are easier to appreciate when viewed full size.
(I actually won an award for this one. It’s called “Peace”. I was especially moved by the Weeping Willow streaching it’s great arms out over the tombstones.)
(This one is a little askew, but don’t you just love how blue the sky is in the background?)
These are just the pictures that I’ve had available in digital form. I have yet to visit a really ancient cemetary, although I hope to someday. I’d love to walk among the rows in a midieval churchyard or sit in solitude among tombstones forgotten by time deep in a forest somewhere. I know such places exist. May all of their souls rest in peace.
***All images are owned by moi (which means “beautiful” in Dutch and “me” in French. Both are appropriate *wink*) , and you are free to use them, as long as you credit this website with a link back. Gracias.***