Thursday, February 5, 2015

An Angel Within A Tombstone

Victoria Daily Photo has been showing cemetery photographs over the last few days. It reminded me of this beautiful tombstone in Woodlawn Cemetery in Guelph.


  1. "Grief" appears in many guises on many graves. this is a nice one.

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  2. Looks like a stone-cold place to be this winter. :-)

  3. That's beautiful in the snowy landscape.

  4. Like a quiet doorway to the other side and a welcome waiting. Quite a moving, unusual piece of art.

  5. Love Gemma's comment above, is what I thought. Lovely find William.

  6. So unique. It does evoke a metaphor of transition from one place to the next.


  7. That is really beautiful tombstone. Never seen something like this. It looks extra beautiful covered in snow. I can almost hear sound of silence.

  8. What a pretty picture with the snow.

  9. Now that is unusual! I like it, but the poor angel looks a little cold. Just one question, though: Aren't angels supposed to be spirits? If so, we know that spirits have no physical form or presence, so why ... oh, never mind. It's too early for theological reflection this morning! :)

  10. oh that is beautiful, and i love the effect of it in the snow! we were kind of on the same wave length today!

  11. I thought the same as Gemma, nice find, William !

  12. they don't make them like that anymore do they?

  13. This is kind of a unique one. Cemeteries and snow. For me a sad combination.

  14. @Cloudia: I thought so.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Mumbaiiteanu: thank you.

    @Tomas: I thought it was.

    @Revrunner: I find myself wondering about it in warmer times.

    @Anna: definitely.

    @Jan: I did think so.

    @Gemma: that's a good way to put it.

    @Grace: it's elegant without being over the top.

    @Janis: I've not seen many tombstones like this.

    @Tamago: it was a silent day as I recall.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Lowell: yes, quite too early.

    @Tanya: I'll have to take a look!

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Gill: they certainly do not.

    @Birdman: definitely sad.

  15. I've not seen one framed like that before.

  16. In the old days some of the grave markers were very large and ornate. I think we've lost something where today we are only allowed a flat stone at soil level.

  17. What a touching tombstone and such a lovely photo.
    You have captured to moment.

    cheers, parsnip

  18. @Sharon: neither have I, but then who really spends much time in cemeteries?

    @Red: this cemetery has a mix of both, the old and the new. I have family members buried here.

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Luis: thank you.

    @Halcyon: I thought so.

    @Tex: quite unusual, I thought.

    @VP: very much so.

    @Parsnip: thank you.

  19. I have never seen anything like that before. It's quite beautiful, such an elegant picture with the snow.

  20. This is both melancholy and beautiful! You've just reminded me that it's been a long time since VDP has roamed Versailles' graveyards...

  21. @Pamela: It reminds me I should visit a couple of the cemeteries here in Ottawa. Perhaps in spring.

    @Denise: and yet it's not over the top as I've seen in other tombstones.

    @Ciel: I thought about wandering into one here last summer, but for whatever reason I didn't, and I still haven't gotten to one. I will wait though for warmer weather.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @RedPat: I thought so. I'd like to photograph this particular stone in summer.

  22. What a haunting photograph yet very touching and beautiful

  23. maybe this is not the right word - but i think it is so fancy. very cool!! i enjoy fancy grave side work. very impressive.

    have you figured out the FB issue yet? you still have me curious. ( :

  24. I've not seen one quite like this before. I like its sense of being almost a doorway. It's very nice. The snow adds a good touch, too.

  25. Oh that is pretty, especially in the snow!

  26. It's wonderful. Perfect with the snow.

  27. It is good of them to erect a shelter for the statue, given how cold and snowy it can get up there.

  28. A nice, moody shot. Perfect for the season.

  29. They are peaceful places, arent' they? Such craftsmanship for those who can afford it.

  30. @Whisk: as do I.

    @Geoff: I think so.

    @Beth: Facebook is a perpetual issue.

    @Kay: I'll have to go back sometime and photograph it in different seasons.

    @Lois: it really is.

    @Randy: thank you.

    @Jack: true!

    @ODP: yes it is.

    @Jennifer: indeed.