Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pinegrove Memorial Park

On the last day of the school holidays I decided to stop programming lessons for Term 2 and go out to take some more photographs. The journey to PineGrove Memorial Park took about 45 minutes on the way there, and about 75 on the way back (did not think of peak hour traffic!). It was a rather strange experience as it is a relatively new cemetery and has large tracks of unused land. The design is interesting, especially the specially designed Asian burial grounds completed with Lion gates. It is not as inviting as other cemeteries however, perhaps because it is so new and rather 'artificial' in its presentation and variety of memorials..

I have included a selection of photographs from the day here, and have added the rest to the photographic collection (see navigation bar). they turned out better than I expected. I think this might have had something to do with the light - a cold day with bright light. Most of the pictures were taken between 3pm and 4.30pm.

Ps. I have uploaded the rest of the cemetery photographs from Canberra and other Sydney locations as well, finally.


Laurie said...

This is a seriously good blog and I am deeply impressed. In the next day or so, I will do a short review and recommend my followers call over for a visit. Thank you.
Best wishes
Laurie (England)

PS My ancestors emigrated from Sydney to England in 1876, leaving behind the mortal remains of one child somewhere in Sydney. My great grandfather caught a fever on the ship and died a couple of days after arriving in England.

AiW said...

Thank you so much. I have one more set to add to the collection. I have explored most of the cemeteries in Sydney thus far, but plan to go back to Rookwood Necropolis - my first real foray into the world of cemeteries - and go over it more thoroughly. I have written a couple of pieces about this cemetery and the accompanying railway line on wikipedia - fascinating to study - the links are on the blog.
Are you planning on doing some genealogical research on your family? Perhaps I could help.