Monday, 30 January 2012

resting

with room for more
The four sides of this free standing columbarium have etched designs depicting sights from Hamilton. This side shows Gore Park fountain. The Vargyas can still visit their final resting place.
for Taphophile Tragics

13 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

The delightful etching and reflection create a beautiful effect! A wonderful changing, weather linked background for those represented there!

Julie said...

The reflection gives another, less permanent, etching. Is this a columbarium only for the Vargyas family? This sounds vaguely Lithunaian ... I like the effect of each name plate: the scroll with laurel wreath. Quite imposing.

Is this memorial in the same cemetery as last week's post. I would love to see it one day in context. I am thinking about doing a post on a well-known Australian family next week, including their mausoleum. It is like Fort Knox in comparison with this structure, which appears quite pretty, in its own specific way.

Thanks for continuing to continue. I hope to get back to regular visiting of those on my blogroll after this coming weekend when family issues are resolved.

NixBlog said...

Beautifully captured!

Lowell said...

I like it. Not sure it's necessary seeing as how the folks involved aren't going to ever see how nice it is, all etched like that! :-)

Love the photo and the reflections!

hamilton said...

This is not just for this family - I chose to highlight their name because I noticed that they were both pre-ordered and still living. I will walk around and get all sides (eventually!) There are quite a few empty spaces and I don't know how old this columbarium is.

So far, all my posts have been from the same cemetery.

Peter said...

And a stunning reflection!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Even in the dead of winter life goes on...

tapirgal said...

What better monument than the reflection of a lovely tree.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is a very elegant tomb.

biebkriebels said...

The reflection gives something special to this tomb.

CaT said...

such a big one, but as i understand, its not just for one family?
i personally like the more weathered graves... but i guess it will come with time...

Gene said...

I've seen at a number of mausoleum and columbarium spaces marked with "before need". Not so many with pre-ordered markers attached, too, unless half of a couple died an their spouse pre-ordered for themselves at the time.

hamilton said...

This struck me as odd as well, to see both names... I've seen many with one spouse's details and the other living spouse's name waiting for the DOD. I've not seen a 'before need' marking - mostly they are just left blank.