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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

RESTING IN THE SUNSET

Before I take you on a tour of South Australia we will visit a cemetery in Clunes, New South Wales for Julie's Tuesday meme "Taphophile Tragics".
I don't have any interesting historical information about the graves or the cemetery but it is situated in a beautiful place. Clunes is a scattered village in the rolling hills of the Northern Rivers District of NSW.

 A few years ago we visited friends who live in Clunes. In the evening they took us for a walk to the top of a nearby hill. On the hill in pastures green there was an old cemetery where the residents had a lovely place to rest in the sunset. I liked the way the sun played on the fence.
 My friend told me that the Protestant and Catholic graves were separated. The majority of the graves were Protestant and just these few Catholics were by themselves in the far corner. ( I could have the religions the wrong way round). I was more interested in capturing the silhouette at the time.

The residents in the next paddock were quietly munching away in this beautiful, serene place.

33 comments:

  1. This is lovely and peaceful. I was truck by its similarity with an old cemetary I visited at Singleton, NSW several years ago - atop a hill withe best views of the valley. Thankyou for this.

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  2. Beautifully serene countryside.
    Yep in years ago, different now, the "Prods" and the "Micks" were segregated even in death - ????.

    Pity no flash with the heifers, they look like in the darkness, aberdeen angus or red polls. I think I would have been more interested in the cattle than the tombstones.
    Colin (HB)

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  3. Beautiful hilly country. Such a serene place for a final resting spot.

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  4. Your photos are wonderful, I especially love the sunset and silhouette cows, awesome shot!

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  5. i like old cemeteries. the last pic of the cows is really nice. a great photo.

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  6. A wonderful time of day to take a walk - the crepuscule hour when everything takes on that soft golden glow. And I guess you never knew then that you would use the beautiful pics on " Taphophile Tactics".
    The cows munching in the adjoining meadow is just gorgeous.

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  7. Gorgeous shots.
    I agree with you, the light on the old fence is beautiful.
    I also love the line of headstones matching up with the line of the pine tree (norfolk pine?).

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  8. Al three of these shots are terrific. The colours and composition in each just perfect.

    Most old cemeteries are divided by religious denomination ... so not just Catholic and Protestant but the different flavours of protestant are also in different sections.

    Up until the 1960s Catholics could not be cremated. So the fuller section is likely to be Catholic along with their families typically being larger.

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  9. I had never thought about the different religions being separated but I suppose that was common in some cemeteries. Gorgeous shots Diane. I love the last one with the cattle in silhouette.

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  10. Honnestly your cow picture is the best !gorgeous ! In Belgium 99 % are catholics, but most of them never go to church, if you say you are a protestant theythink you are a Jehova witness, lol ! There are very few protestants here.

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  11. A very peaceful place to rest and the colours of the sky are beautiful. Your last picture of the munching cows is magnificent

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  12. THE Clunes in Victoria is in real gold-mining country.

    Not all that far from Ballarat the village has retained 90 per cent of its heritage buildings. So much so, that a lot of the 'town' action in the TV bushranger series "Rush" was filmed in that main street.

    With bushrangers and troopers riding furiously up and down the street. Coupled with a fair bit of hand-guns, firearms action!
    The concession was that the modern bitumen surface had to be covered with a liberal helping of dirt, dust and stones to re-capture the 1860s-1870s look.

    RICHARD

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  13. Indeed a lovely (and auspicious, from a feng shui point of view) spot for a cemetery. Nicely captured with the light. It's a pity religion is used to separate instead of bring communities together.

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  14. Yes, all the cemeteries I have visited in Sydney are sectioned out according to religion, and within Christianity they are further divided into denomination. However, there is now a 'general' section that is increasing in popularity - that may not be the correct word in this particular case!

    The light in these images is (to die for!) simply wonderful, Diane. I love how it strikes that fence in the first image. The line of that fence is terrific. See those roses? Did you put them there? Are they real, or fake? Can you remember?

    Thank you for this contribution to Taphophile Tragics, and for your detour to regular transmission. I appreciate it very much.

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  15. Today, you in Brisbane remembered the flood victims. Are things back to normal?

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  16. All three photographs are stunning - very different colour schemes from each other - but all could be sold as posters!

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  17. A beautiful place, the last photo is very special.

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  18. a beautiful cemetery and the composition of your first photo is absolutely beautiful. makes me want to be there. and of course with my love of cows, that last one speaks to me

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  19. What a lovely view of the cows. That's a prizewinner! I will look forward to your guided tour of South Australia!

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  20. This really is a beautiful, peaceful place. Your last photo is marvelous. Very well done!

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  21. HI Diane, I call that "Resting in Peace"... Gorgeous sky colors... I enjoy walking through old cemeteries and wondering about the people who are buried there... Wonder what kind of life they had?????? SO interesting.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. It is the first time I see that they separate the graves. Strange. Here in Belgium, we don't have enough space to do that, so everyone rests side by side.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  23. Diane, the countryside beautiful. The skies and the colors are wonderful. It does look like it is a very peaceful cemetery. Fantastic captures. Have a great day!

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  24. Beautiful photo of the cows.
    Cemeteries that are old are interesting, they hold history and usually are peaceful places to be.
    We have very old ones where I live..and they did once put the Catholic's away from the Protestants in those days. Those Protestants are these days called Catholics. How times have changed.

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  25. Hi Diane, lovely photos and I particularly liked the one of the cows in silhouette with that magnificent sky behind it. Did enjoy the others too though as I think cemeteries are very interesting from an historical point of view.

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  26. oh my gosh!

    what stunning shots, dear diane!
    the first and the last one is extremely beautiful!

    THANK YOU for sharing these.

    xx

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  27. Diane, these photos are simply beautiful. Australia must be so beautiful. I hope to visit there before I die.

    Your photography is just incredible as well.

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  28. pretty! especially the first one, it looks almost like a painting!

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  29. What beautiful scenery. I don't meet too many people that like to wander around gravesites. I personally do but it isn't really a hobby of mine. Whenever I get out into smaller communities, especially, I wander and take time to read all the information on headstones if there are any,

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  30. Hi Diane - a somewhat belated revisit to your blog. That first shot is simply superb - colours, composition, angle - wonderful! Did you have to "get down and dirty" to capture that last shot with the cows and the stunning, liquid honey-like sky?

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