Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Behind Her


Last month I made another tour of Oak Hill Cemetery with my Cincinnati  taphophile friends Mary Gilbert and Phil Nuxhall.  We were led by Oak Hill's director and head taphophile, Stuart Oates.  While they ooohed and aaahed over headstones etc. I wandered off, as I'm known to do, and found some new and interesting photos that I'd not previously shot. As I walked behind this oft photographed lady, I discovered the most marvelous folds of her hair and cape.

Today of course I must join Julie's   Taphophile Tuesday .

9 comments:

Thérèse said...

The kind of shots I like a lot. Everything in the details.

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

Okay, perhaps I should have clicked on your Oak Hill link before I typed that comment! I thought I read you were visiting friends in Ohio, and not the other way around! This really looks like it is a beautiful grave marker! Ironically, it reminds me of a statue very much like one right here in Geneva in...you guessed it...Oak Hill Cemetery. :)

Lynette said...

Wonderful perspective, Virginia--thanks for sharing it with us.

Bob Crowe said...

More liquid than stone. It is a great skill to have one form of matter masquerade as another.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Stonemasons really were very skilled back then. Fantastic picture.

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Julie said...

Oft times, VJ, statuary in cemeteries is better when snuck up upon. This shot is proof positive.

The folds in both hair and cloak are made even more beautiful by the ageing of moss/lichens. Lovely stuff.

Cemeteries can be the most beautiful of places to meander, whether beautifully maintained or no.

Thanks for your contribution again this week.

Francisca said...

That is exquisite stone carving, and a marvelous photo.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such deep swirling locks and deep folds in the cloak! A marvelous feat of sculpture!