Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Vaucluse, South Head Cemetery

South Head Cemetery is located Old along South Head Road, near the junction of New South Head Road, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. The first interment was in 1869 and there are over 6,000 graves and memorials on 4 acres. This large Celtic cross marks the grave of Sir Walter Edward Davidson, a Governor of New South Wales.
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35 comments:

  1. A very nice image of this cemetery. I enjoy walking around them, lots of history to be seen on those stones.

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  2. Cemeteries are great places to wander around in. For ordinary peoples' graves and for those of the famous.

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  3. Jim, this is really a nice shot! Beautiful place.

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  4. You are quite the photographer. Beautifully photos all the way 'round. You visited my site and I so appreciate you did as I post other people's photos but am not good at it myself...hence the writing. Thank You!

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  5. Very impressive image Jim, it certainly gives a sense of how big and how many graves there are here in this cemetery.

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  6. Looks like a beautiful day for a stroll in the cemetery.

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  7. Great post!! Boom & gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. The picture itself, an adventure.

    Please have a good Tuesday.

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  9. Great shot of the interesting cemetery.

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  10. That's a great shot, Jim. I like the symmetry of the composition that re-enforces the symmetry of the Celtic Cross.

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  11. Beautiful celtic cross. Didn't know about that cemetery.

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  12. Thanks, Nick. I often take great care with framing, positioning and symmetry with my shots.

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  13. Wonderful captures, Jim, of such a lovely cemetery! They are indeed great places to walk around, interesting things to learn! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  14. This is a very striking grave marker...its big and impressive and stands out in a crowd!!

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  15. Beautiful blue sky too. The land value there must be huge.

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  16. Last week, I posted a grave of a difference, a very old Chinese grave.

    How'a the weather? Here, is so unpredicable, rain, shine rain shine. The laundry doesn't get dried.

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  17. Ann, we had a very wet Summer but at the moment we're having some great sunny Autumn days.

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  18. Centered beautifully. Very effective.

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  19. What a coincidence! We visited the family yesterday.
    The only in-laws I've ever gotten along with...

    My world!

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  20. Beautiful shot, Jim!
    I love the celtic cross...
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  21. An impressive cross and a nice view of the cemetery.

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  22. A cross set upon a cross, a very impressive memorial

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  23. A stellar shot of a stunning Celtic cross, Jim. A beautiful day for meandering in such a large cememtery. I'm also curious about the name Vaucluse. It's the name of a mountain in southern France where my parents lived... :-)

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  24. Francesca, the suburb was named after a historic estate here called Vaucluse House, which had been named after Vaucluse in the south of France.

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  25. Another naming thing, Jim. I wondered who that Davidson was but then figured that The Lady Davidson Convalescent Hospital in Turramurra was probably named in honour of his wife. My uncle spent some time there undergoing rehabilitation.

    South Head is a stunning setting for a cemetery. I must go out there again and top up my supply of unusual markers and inscriptions.

    Thanks for contributing again.

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  26. Julie, the northern suburb of Davidson, beside Belrose and St Ives, is also named after him.

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