Monday, December 27, 2010

Missed it! - Castlebook Memorial Park Cemetery

I am not sure quite how this happened but as I am looking through my photographic collection and aligning it with my blog, I realise that I have photographed the Castlebrook Memorial Park Cemetery but not written anything about it or posted any photographs! So to rectify this I have set aside some space to include some information about the place and include 5 of the photographs from this excursion. The rest of the pictures can be see in my photographic collection, under Castlebrook Memorial Park Cemetery (cemeteries are listed alphabetically).

Crocodile attack
Dinosaur topiary

(...which guards the gates of Hades, to prevent those who have crossed the river Styx from ever escaping.
Source: Wikipedia)

Angelic Cerebus (?)

Who is this?

 Grandpa on the motorised scooter...complete with oxygen mask (!)

Castlebook Memorial Park Cemetery is located at  Kellyville Ridge in Northwest Sydney. I couldn't find much information about it, or its history beyond the information given on the website. However, I did find the list of rules and regulations interesting. One of the rules points out that it is within the rights of the cemetery board to remove objects from gravesites:

"Prohibited items – We may refuse, rectify or remove any ornamentation or changes to a memorial or site. For example, we will not allow and will remove items such as artificial flowers, statues, permanent wreaths or spays, boxes, shells and toys and anything that we consider detracts from the beauty of the Park or is a safety hazard, or is in conflict with these Rules."

I am wondering what such items might be. It seems that crocodiles, cerebus and dinosaurs are ok.


Rand(Om) Bites said...

Haha, love the rule and the exceptions! Would love to come on one of your adventures one day x

Katjami said...

Hello, enjoyed your post. The Dark Saint Statue in your Blog is St. Augustine!

Ally Lee said...

Thank you so much for that. Have not updated my blog for a while as have exhausted the Sydney cemeteries. However, I have a large collection to include from New Zealand. Thanks for finding my site. How did you? Cheers, aiw