Friday, October 5, 2007

Ghostly Image

From a tombstone in the church (Dorpskerk) cemetery in Wassenaar.
This image really jumps out at you as you walk through the gravesites. It looks best in b/w (it's a grey stone with the dirty white image anyway). It's so strange --it almost looks like a reverse/negative image -- but in fact this is what it looks like in person.
Tomorrow we'll see more of the Dorpskerk cemetery.


Anonymous said...

I noted the date 1823. I wonder what this person has been doing since then? Some religions would have him among angels in heaven. While other religions would have him or is it a her (?) in hell with the demons. Still others have them moldering away six feet deep, any food value long gone, and nothing eats the bones left packed in clay. Is he or her just there thinking about something or is the imagine thoughtless? I wonder sometimes when I pass through grave yards what the people were like. What happened to them? What was their life like?

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Nice photo of a stone
(but I personally do not like grave's)
Fot your information I posted this weekend some history about the "Zaanse Schans" with windmills and green woooden houses:)

Have agreat and creative weekend:)

Dick said...

Nice photo of a beautiful stone, I hope they don't clean it, I like it this way.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Abe ... you're very right, cemeteries really do get you thinking.

JoAnn, I'll check it out.

Dick, I agree, it adds to the age of the grave.

Neva said...

I like looking at old headstones in cemeteries..sometimes you see some really interesting things like this.