Another week of Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole.
November is a month of remembrance. Here in Germany, we have two Sundays donated to those past away. Volkstrauertag (Memorial Day – literally the day of mourning for whole nation) is donated to all people of all nations, who died as a result of war. Volkstrauertag was last Sunday. Next Sunday, we have Totensonntag, the Sunday in commemoration of the dead – all dead people. In our tradition, Totensonntag is the last Sunday before the Advent, the preparation for Christmas.
The photo above was taken on the Britisch Cemetery of Corfu, in Corfu Town, back in May.
9 thoughts on “Monochrome Madness 2-33”
Old cemeteries have their own athmosphere. I like walking and looking at old stones
that’s definitely true, Ritva. They also tell a lot about the culture in a certain country or region.
Funny to think how scared I was of cemeteries as a child, but now I find them quite peaceful and, sometimes, they are even beautiful.
And, they are quite interesting, because they tell a lot about the culture and the traditions in that certain area or region
I’ve seen a cemetery in France where people place family pictures and mementoes on top of the gravestone; it’s like they are still having a conversation with that person now sadly departed and the story still goes on. Very moving.
I found such images on Cuba, too.
And on the Seychelles, I met a man visiting his last friend for having a beer together. One half of the beer was spilled on the grave and the other half was drunk by himself. Just like they have had done, when they were together years ago.
How marvellous! I think that’s a great idea. 🙂