Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Peaceful Place (Maine)

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Wonder why some stones are black. Anyone have any ideas?


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20 comments:

  1. Newer? Made from different material because they are newer?

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  2. A new fascination, do we have?

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  3. This cemetery looks peaceful but I'm still enamored with the stonework from that last cemetery you shared. BTW, I love the name Suphronia represented in that first picture. Unique name. Have a great night.

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  4. It is interesting to see the headstone tilting in different directions. I wonder how old some of those are.

    Maybe the black was a personal preference that was available at the time? I don't know. Intriguing.

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  5. Tell us the answer leh. ;p

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  6. Is it one of the granite choices, like an expensive counter top. I find the first photo eerie.

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  7. It looks like some are black and then some in the distance are purple. I have seen black headstones, but they were granite or marble. Beautiful photos as usual. I do love photos of cemeteries.

    Happy WW from Sara @ The Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

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  8. I am guessing it is a choice of local stone they have. Most of the time, they use stone that is local to the area, especially way back then. People couldn't afford to have imported rock for headstones. I love cemetaries too!

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  9. I just googled Suphronia after taking in your first picture. That is one old name. I wish I could find a meaning.

    I share your interest in these places. They can tell so much about a town. The seasons sure do get the final say on thelook of a graveyard, eh? I guess we all tilt a little over time.

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  10. While I have no clue as to why some stones are of a different color, you have taken a beautiful and serene series. The last one is extra special thanks to the composition Lisa.

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  11. I am a bit of a cemetery fan, weird, but....
    I questioned the black & was told, "That is an expensive option." Okay....

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  12. Very beautiful! I love the peacefulness of it.

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  13. Looks like the markers could use some shoring up. D'ya suppose it's the frost heave that gets them all wonky like that? It is Maine after all... gets pretty cold there.

    Nice shooting regardless. But then, look who I'm talking about!

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  14. I thought the stones are all white. It's not good luck to the Chinese to have black tombstones.

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  15. A very somber place. The black stones are enigmatic.

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  16. Black is definitely the more expensive option! Beautiful pics Lisa!

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  17. Love cemetery shots, these are really good. Black head stones? Don't know Google it maybe? Happy WW and Happy 4th

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  18. I also love the old cemeteries.
    Nice photos.
    Happy July.
    Sherry

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  19. Love your fascination with cemeteries ... I have no clue about why some are black.
    Hugs and blessings,

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