Tuesday, January 17, 2017

So Many Cemeteries, So Little Time

Our last visit to the Melbourne General Cemetery reveals a few more surprises aside from the Elvis memorial. Occasionally, there is a statue that happens to be in a good place for a photo and is photogenic. The one above does this very well.
Others do pretty good, like this one.


For For some reason, this marker has a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo on top.



It is difficult to tell is an object is in the cemetery by accident or design. In any case, there it can occasionally lend a surreal touch to the scene.

It is also common to see the usual representations of sorrow.


If you look closely, you can just make out that this stone marks a burial in 1864, one of the early residents in this city of the dead.



Other statues tell stories of great sorrow or security and safety in a final resting place.



In every case, we find a place that is still, in its own way, inviting to the living as well as the dead.