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Earlier this month, I shared bits and pieces of a weekend trip to Evansville. I also put together a post devoted the Jewish cemetery for which my friend is a sexton (a word for which we try to find deliberate and unnecessary use). My friend's house is, quite literally, right next to the cemetery. It is housed on the same grounds, and the kitchen window overlooks many of the gravestones. Though I will not argue its potential creepiness, I actually found the area peaceful. The property rests atop a hill, so, late in the day, the shadows are long and the sunsets glorious.

On my last evening there, I took a walk through the cemetery, up and down the paths. I looked at flowers, shrubs, memorials, interesting gravestones, dates and names. It was calm in its own, morbid way--a way reminiscent of how you feel when you wander Arlington, Gettysburg, an unnamed Civil War memorial along a highway.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous and profound pics!

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  2. I love the peaceful, yet eerie mood you've captured here. Cemeteries are so beautiful.

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  3. I rarely feel as centered as when I'm in a cemetery...

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  4. I've been to a cemetery at night before.. that was an experience!

    Your photos make me want to travel the states!

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  5. That cemetery is beautiful! I could spend forever there just reading the tombstones and the dates.

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  6. I loved to see these photos, each time we visit a place, London, Paris... we always visit at least one cemetery, they are very different between each other but all of them have in common that they are a peaceful calm places and they tell us many things about the history/architecture of that place.

    I really like your photos!

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  7. Lovely shots - I like to visit cemeteries, especially really old ones. Have a very special atmosphere!!

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