Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Rookwood, sculpture

This monument featuring a sculpture of two young children on a sandstone plinth stands in the Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood.

20 comments:

  1. Always sad to see graves and monuments for young children in cemeteriesm, Jim. Even if it's just decorative sculpture of little angels, it makes me think of young lives cut short. Nice shot.

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  2. Nick, it is sad and perhaps indicative of the era it was installed. If they were doing this sort of monument today it would most likely be something more abstract.

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  3. It is so sad to see children's monument. Lovely photo.

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  4. that is quite the plinth these children are standing on.

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  5. The children seem so small on such a tall pedestal! But notably, children are rarely alone! They seem to be with another child on such features! A sad, beautiful monument!

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  6. Yes it is sad!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. That's a very poignant and touching monument.

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  8. Great photo shot ~~ thanks, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

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  9. I do so agree with Nick and poignant it is!

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  10. Ah, so where is this plinth? Love that word.

    Is it just off Necropolis Drive toward the cafe from the roundabout? About Section 3, Old Anglican? It is a very beautiful pedestal, but my guess, is not made to order.

    Great stuff, Jim. We could traipse this cemetery for the rest of our days, and never run out of camera-fodder.

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  11. Fascinating memorial Jim and as you say, of a certain era. From Julie's comment, sounds like an interesting cemetery to visit with the camera.

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  12. Julie, yes that's exactly where it was.

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  13. What a beautiful monument!

    Herding Cats & Beneath Thy Feet

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  14. these children look so alone, standing so high. makes me think of escaping a flood.

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