Those of you who stopped by for Wordless Wednesday this week got to see a picture of a statute that was taken during the course of one of my hobbies. Though some may think it rather strange, I really enjoy exploring old cemeteries and looking at the stones of the people who are buried next to them.
In older Victorian cemeteries, a lot of the gravestones are true works of art and the craftsmanship is comparable to what you might find in a local museum. The difference is that these works of art weren't made just to be displayed in an art gallery but they were crafted to memorialize and commemorate a loved one, to celebrate and mark the final resting place of a person who may have once been just like you or I.
My favorite cemetery in Norwich is the Yantic Cemetery (located within view of the William W. Backus Hospital!) established in July of 1844. Though there are older cemeteries in Norwich, I like the gravestones in this one the best as they come in all shapes, sizes, and types of stone; some with columns, some with statutes, and some with vaults. The names on the stones in the Yantic Cemetery read like a who's who of Norwich and within the stone walls surrounding its 28+ acres lie a former governor of Connecticut, a good number of Civil War officers, and more people who have had roads named after them then you can find anywhere else in town!
For today's Scavenger Hunt I have posted 18 of my favorite pictures from the Yantic Cemetery taken at various times over the past couple of years. The slideshow offers a magnifier option if you'd like to see a part of any of the pictures a little closer, just slide your mouse over the picture to activate it. If you're interested in reading more about the Yantic Cemetery and seeing a few of the stranger pictures I've taken there, please check out my post from last August 26th, "Who Ya Gonna Call?".
Happy Saturday and Happy Hunting!
Oh, and just as a side note - my favorite statute is the kneeling and green-formerly-copper cloaked woman who watches over the grave of Sarah Larned, wife of Charles Osgood. Hers is my most photographed grave in the cemetery.
18. smalltown RN
21. CrAzY Working Mom
22. Claire Rachael Pitt
34. night owl
36. Lisa Renee
38. Tara, Princess Meezer
44. incog & nito
52. Pastormac\'s Ann
54. Mitey Mite
56. Twisted Cinderella
59. baby&toddler talk
66. Barbara H.