Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where do you take a 4.5 year old for an afternoon walk...{Blogtoberfest Day 25}

To your local cemetery of course!

Master N and I are lucky (some may say unlucky) to live near one of the areas oldest cemetery's. We saw head stones dating back to the mid 1800's. There were a few well known members of Melbourne society buried there but none more prominent than Damn Nellie Melba. Dame Nellie Melba was born in Richmond, Melbourne but later purchased land and moved to Coldsteam. She did in 1931. Her monument was erected by her son.

I love looking at the really old head stones, and the detail that was put into them, it's a shame so many have been left to ruin :(

Do you visit cemetery's even those you don't know who live there? I hate the look of the modern "lawn memorial parks" to me they don't have any personality, and a cemetery can have personality. I have often wondered about going up there at night, but in the 10+ years I've lived up the road from it I am yet to venture out there after dark, yes I'm a chicken!

Till next time...

1 comment:

  1. Well, if our cemetaries would look like this I'd go and visit as well. :) Great photos!


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