October Theme Day : Tombstone

Monday, October 01, 2007 with 27 comments »

"Visiting Granny" . To view tombstone from other cities, just follow these 97 links of blog who participate on this month's theme day. St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Anderson (SC), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, Netherlands - Selma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Zurich, Switzerland - Budapest, Hungary - Paris, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Grenoble, France
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  1. Sally // October 1, 2007 at 1:33 AM  

    Poignant. I wonder what that little child is thinking? Does he remember granny, or is he bored witless and just wants to get out of there and back to playing football with his mates???

  2. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 1:46 AM  

    No, Sally. They didn't remember their Granny, they never met her. These 2 boys were well behave on the cemetery. If you view it in bigger size, you'll see very little bouquet of Violet, which collected by the big boy for his Granny.

  3. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 1:46 AM  
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  4. Kate // October 1, 2007 at 1:54 AM  

    Our culture doesn't seem to have retained the practice of visiting graves as other countries seem to have continued. Love the way ancestors are honoured.

  5. Felicia // October 1, 2007 at 3:10 AM  

    Very nice to see granny has visitors and also to see the fresh flowers!

  6. slinger // October 1, 2007 at 5:51 AM  

    Is it common for the gravestones to be this large? To me, it looks like you could lift the top stone and look inside. I'm used to grass or some vegetation to be covering the casket area.

  7. jelvistar // October 1, 2007 at 6:05 AM  

    I love the innocence of the little ones, I bet Granny would cherish this.

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  8. Kuanyin // October 1, 2007 at 7:32 AM  

    Nice touch--adding the childen-- and great title!

  9. Hyde DP // October 1, 2007 at 8:22 AM  

    bonjour - you are back.

  10. Keropok Man // October 1, 2007 at 8:31 AM  

    looks like they miss granny :-(

  11. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 9:20 AM  

    Kate, French still do visiting graves ferquently, especially on La Toussaint (the All Saints Celebration) which on 1st of November. I'll make photo for you where on this day, all the graves will full with Chrisanthemum, the fresh one.

  12. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 9:21 AM  

    Felicia, all the flowers in this photo are artificial one. The only fresh is very little bouquet of Violets.

  13. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 9:25 AM  

    Slinger : this gravestone is normal size. The normal size of gravestone in France are at this size, but many are double even triple size. Its common here to put more then one body at the same gravestone. Many gravestone can be open.

  14. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 9:28 AM  

    Jelvistar : I believe so, since granny have prepared their cloth longggggg time before they exist, even before their parents meet each other.

  15. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 9:30 AM  

    Kuanyin ~~~ thanks. I bet when you see this photo you must say:"oh boy don't sit on the gravestone"

  16. BundaWAH // October 1, 2007 at 9:33 AM  

    Gerald : Hmm I registered, I have to be responsible, don't you think so? LOL. When your friend will come ?

    Keropok man : Yes they did. PS : I always envy to go to the kitchen and make some keropok every time i saw your name hehehe

  17. alice // October 1, 2007 at 10:38 AM  

    The beginning and the end...Very nice interpretation of the theme, thank you.

  18. R&R in The Netherlands // October 1, 2007 at 10:50 AM  

    Very sweet.

  19. Jilly // October 1, 2007 at 11:20 AM  

    Very touching photo with the children.

  20. Olivier // October 1, 2007 at 11:47 AM  

    belle photo, l'interrogation de deux enfants devant cette tombe

  21. Rambling Round // October 1, 2007 at 4:11 PM  

    Granny was well loved. Nice photo.

  22. Neva // October 1, 2007 at 4:42 PM  

    Interesting to see the little ones so solemn.

  23. Denton // October 1, 2007 at 6:43 PM  

    Very nice that the grave sites are so well frequented with flowers and memories left. The children do indeed look well behaved.

  24. Kim // October 1, 2007 at 7:47 PM  

    A very special photo for our theme day! For some reason I expected the monuments to be of pink stone, the famous color of Toulouse. I hope to vist Toulouse someday as one branch of our family comes from the areas around there and Lourdes. Some US relatives have visited some of the graveyards near you, but I never saw the photos. Now I have a better idea of what it really looks like!

  25. PaB // October 1, 2007 at 10:22 PM  

    Trés belle photo. Trés touchante.
    Cela fait plaisir de voir un voisin réapparaitre.
    Happy Theme Day.

  26. travelphilippines // October 2, 2007 at 8:12 AM  

    cute lil kids visiting their granny.

  27. Mandy // October 2, 2007 at 2:23 PM  

    It is good to see children visiting graves.

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