Monday, July 9, 2012

Small Mausoleums




Oeiras Cemetery
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27 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your third photo is thought provoking. The life saving ring and the ship's steering wheel design makes on think that this is the tombstone of a seafarer.

Kate said...

These may be small, but they're quite elaborate.

VP said...

The last one is so funny!

Lowell said...

The only thing comparable to these that I've seen in this country are found in Louisiana. There must be a tremendous cathartic release in putting up such tragic momentos for one's loved ones.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The last one is certainly interesting. Diane

Olivier said...

on pourrait se croire au pere lachaise

Sharon said...

Beautiful memorials. That last one must have been a mariner.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful memorials. I love European cemeteries, they're so different than what we have in N. America.

PS: Due to technical difficulties, I can't post any pictures right now. But hoping to have the problem solved soon!

Sylvia K said...

Yes, these have and do remind me of New Orleans! Terrific captures, JM, and I do love your blue skies! Hope your week is off to a good start!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

quite pretty.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots.

Lois said...

The first one is the most interesting to me. What a great place to take photographs!

Birdman said...

Cemetery hold all kinds of secrets.

Kay said...

I don't think I've ever seen a life ring like that. It looks like it may have come a little late in this case.

Gemma Wiseman said...

These are like artistic sculptures! Love the touch of glass and curtain in the first one and the last one definitely looks like a seaman's memorial with boat's wheel and maybe crossed oars on the side!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes registos...
Cumprimentos

Mama Zen said...

I adore that third photo!

Randy said...

I like the first one.

NixBlog said...

Nice shots, Jose.

diane b said...

I don't think the life saving ring worked

Julie said...

My guess is that these three are each a mausoleum for one person. To my mind this shows a surfeit of ego, which a family vault does not. I do agree however, that they are a treasure to the eye. I also like the third one with the useless life buoy! However, even the second one, where someone has gone to the effort of threading the yellow flowers (plastic) through the memorial. Lovely post, Jose. Thank you.

Joe said...

I do like the middle photograph and the way the flowers peek through.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindas fotos!
Léia

Nicola Carpenter said...

Simply beautiful!

Dominic Doherty said...

Now that's a beautiful cemetery... great pics too!

La Principessa Errante said...

I don't think people really realize what great art is in cemeteries. These are great shots. Love the grate with the flowers.

CaT said...

i like the first one.