Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Bronte, Waverley Cemetery

Waverley Cemetery overlooks 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. This heritage sandstone administration building along St. Thomas Street is built in the Victorian architectural style. The entrance to the cemetery can be seen here.

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  1. Bronte is a suburb I know very well :) Glad the sandstone building from the 1870s is heritage potected.

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  2. That's a huge cemetery then. Would love to see a wide shot of the stones.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, I've featured some of the monuments and the entrance to the cemetery on my blog before. I'll try and get a wide shot of the whole cemetery on the edge of the cliff.

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  3. That's a huge cemetery. Is it still used today?

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    1. Yes, it is still used today although new plots are scarce and at a premium.

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  4. Amazingly tiny windows on such a large building. An interesting one.

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  5. love old cemeteries, such history in there. do you ever take photos of the tombstones?

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    1. Amy, I have taken a few photos of the remarkable ones. You should be able to see a few of these on my blog by searching on Waverley Cemetery in the search window located at the top left.

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  6. It must be a huge cemetery with so many grave sites.. Great shot!

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  7. Wonderful shot and I'm loving that blue sky.

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  8. I like the arched windows...and the sandstone coloring....clean lines...:)JP

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  9. Interesting building with this cemetery. I'm used to seeing them constructed of concrete, so very gray.

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  10. Lovely stone building and love angle of the great shot!

    Happy New Year to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  11. Big building and small windows...very nice.

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  12. wow a large cemetery and I bet it is beautifully kept too.

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  13. An appropriately solid and austere looking building Jim.

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  14. Great shot of the sandstone building...colours are really nice. I love wandering around old cemetries ...the history in them is so fascinating..

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