Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Bronte, Waverley Cemetery

The entrance to Waverley Cemetery, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Bronte. The first interment took place here in 1877 and there are more than 50,000 gravesites and memorials over 40 acres. The front gates are a memorial to the residents of the area who died during World War I and World War II.

25 comments:

  1. Cemeteries has a lot of history especially if it is a well maintained one. Is that a small chapel inside?

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    1. It's the administration building but I don't know if it was ever used as a chapel.

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  2. Looks as if it could be in the UK with the arcitecture.

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  3. Looks like a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.

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  4. An amazing cemetery with the most awesome views you could wish for while you are above the ground!

    Belatedly, my congratulations on reaching seven years of this blog. A great achievement. Excellent photography paired with succinct and informative writing.

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  5. Beautiful entrance design. It could almost be the entrance to some grand castle.

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  6. What a pretty spot for a cemetery. The views are great for the people paying their respect. Have a happy week!

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  7. Hi Jim. Graveyard entrances are such foreboding places and your photo of these ominous gates are no exception. Thx for visiting my blog while I have been so quiet. Have been travelling. We took plenty of photos on our journey and plan to depart from my daily post of Melbourne for a while and post images of Marrakech, Malta, Athens and Santorini. Ciao J.

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    1. Sounds great, Joe. I ws in Athens and Santorini last year.

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  8. What the glorious history, behind this beautiful Cemetery. thanks for sharing.
    your cemetery picture looking wonderful....

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  9. Great looking gates! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Love this image. Really nicely captured. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

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  11. Such a beautiful graveyard entrance. I can imagine how lovely it must be to walk around this one, with the gorgeous view of the Pacific and a nice breeze.

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  12. What a beautiful entrance to this cemetery. I love the ornate wrought iron fence.

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  13. what a gorgeous scene ... luv that fence. ( :

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  14. If you have to die (as most of us do), you might as well have a view of the ocean for your final resting place!

    Fence and Undulating Grasses

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  15. Thanks for letting us see such a historical, majestic cemetery in another part of our world.

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  16. Impressive entrance and that white monument behind is very grand. Bronte is not a suburb I have visited. Next time I go to Sydney perhaps..........

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  17. wow...very old and a beautiful peaceful resting place

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