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Monday, August 3, 2009

SKULL AND CROSSED BONES ON TOMB

Lucy Corrander - PIctures Just Pictures - Skull and Crossed Bones on Tomb - July 28th 2009

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13 comments:

Hermes said...

I rather enjoy photographing tomb stones but I've never achieved the depth of relief you got here. Great photo.

Lucy Corrander said...

Of course, I'm wondering if it's a pirate grave!

Lucy

Hermes said...

Nice idea Lucy, but unfortunately quite a common symbol of mortality.

http://www.graveaddiction.com/symbol.html

Janet said...

Great photo Lucy. I think cemeteries are interesting places to explore. Have a few tomb rubbings from a cathedral.

Dot O said...

Great photo. I too thought it may be a pirate grave but then saw Hermes comment.

I've only photographed in a cemetery once and that was in Nova Scotia where the victims of the Titanic were buried. I have photos but they are film photos and not digital and they are not nearly as terrific as this shot.

Hermes said...

Dot that is absolutely fascinating. My partners grandfather was on one of the ships that raced to the rescue odf the Titanic.

There is a list of burials here:
http://titanic.gov.ns.ca/graves.html

and a great shot of the graves:

http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1506696504030897960JIMEqU

but I for one would love to see your photos if you could scan them and post them somewhere.

Gordon Mason said...

Great image. Zygomatic!

And that's not a quote from Grease!

Cindi said...

Hey Lucy,
Very cool, it almost looks like it was taken underwater where it had been for years. Nice!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Janet - The graveyard where I took the skull and crossed bones photo is a very lovely, no-longer used one in woods, on a cliff, high above the sea, next to (and, partly within) the ruins of a mediaeval church below the remains of William Rufus' (Norman) Castle which is even higher up the cliff. Couldn't get much better than that, could you?

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Dot - The skull and crossed bones are on one end of a very grand table tomb. I'm not sure how grand pirates ever were but there used to be some pretty grand smugglers round here. I think we are able to release our imaginations to some degree when looking at images like this and I don't want to let go of the idea that there is interesting history here either. I'll have to go back and see what I can work out from the weathered lettering on the side.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hermes - I agree. Dot's photos of the Titanic Cemetery would be really interesting to see. DOT - we're saying PLEASE, very loudly, across the Atlsantic.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Gordon - very humerus, as usual!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Cindi, it's the green-ness which makes it look as if it has been under water. I suppose it has, in a way, standing there for a couple of hundred years with rain dripping on it from over-hanging trees.

Lucy

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