Friday, October 17, 2014

The Family Graveyard

It's a just a little while longer until Halloween arrives, but why not get in the mood, with today's images. The family on my mothers side has a small graveyard near the town of Jablanica, which we recently visited.

Of course, there are new gravestones here, but photography wise I was more interested in the older gravestones, some of which date back to 1882 and even older!

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 Let's take a stroll through the moody sights.









Do you like photos of graveyards?
Do they creep you out or are you interested in seeing them?


41 comments:

  1. I love them, I think they are full of history.

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  2. I love visiting old graveyards!!

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  3. perfect for Halloween... 1 and 4 are my favorites. i love old cemetery's the older the better

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    1. There is always so much to discover in them. Thanks for your visit.

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  4. I like graveyards and cementeries. I remember playing baseball in an old, abandoned graveyard in Venezuela when I was a child. Tombs were the bases, etc. Never thought of it as creepy...

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    1. That's a whole other way of looking at it then! :)

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  5. i love old cemeteries ... i find such peace as i walk through. When we buried my father, i wanted him on the older side ... everyone thought i was nuts! oh well ... Very nice images!!

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  6. Mersad, I love these images.
    I can't help but remember the mass graves I saw. It used to be a vision of Hell.

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    1. It's an image that will haunt these regions for a long time (and maybe that's for the better, so people never forget). On the other hand, life, weather we want it or not, does go on, and there is no satisfaction found in living in the past. Thanks for your visit Adrian.

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  7. I love old graveyards! The textures and colors of the old stones and fences are very photogenic. Maybe that sounds weird. :) I do love your images!

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  8. I love photos of graveyards. I love being in graveyards photographing. These markers are spectacular!

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  9. I think they are interesting. I always wonder about the people who's lives were affected and what happened. Great captures.

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    1. That's what I think attracts most people to them.

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  10. Old graveyards are so very interesting. I love reading the headstones. They also make great photo ops.

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  11. Mixed feelings for me. I used to find graveyards gloomy but it has changed in later years. Partly because where I live now is very close to an old one which has become part of my "daily life" as I often walk across it when going into town. Partly because of the deaths of my own parents. Partly because there is a theatre group in my town who in the summers do dramatized churchyard tours, bringing the "hidden" history behind some of the names on old gravestones alive.

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    1. There is a feeling of nostalgia, interest and sadness there for sure. I wouldn't want visit a graveyard everyday for sure. :)

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  12. nice old graveyard. i'd rather be cremated, though, instead of lie in a plot for all ages. :)

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  13. I love visiting graveyards, they are bittersweet. All the names and history are so interesting.

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  14. Great captures for the day as always, Mersad. I agree with Tex, I'd prefer to be cremated and scattered! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  15. The pictures are very nice. O yes, I love those old graves, read the dates end the names of the deceased, and invent a history of their lives..... It's special that a family can have its own graveyard.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Greetings, Hilde

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    1. There are two or three families that have their graveyards in these particular corners. But yes, It's mostly family on my moms side.

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  16. I often stop at graveyards to take pics. Full of history and some of the stones are incredible!

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  17. Such interesting headstones.

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  18. I love graveyards, I think they are full of interesting human stories.... I love visiting them and seeing pictures of them

    mollyxxx

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  19. I love old country graveyards like that all tucked into a hillside somewhere.

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  20. I like old graveyards. These are nice photos.

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  21. This is a really interesting post Mersad...the place is really beautiful! I think I too would love to click there..

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  22. I love the natural look of the graveyard. I used to visit cemeteries quite often to read what was written on the headstones, there is such a lot of history there.

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  23. Visiting graveyard at night gives me creeps but seeing from your photos I like the tranquil and evocative air.

    Yoko

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  24. I love to visit the old cemteries.. The headstones are neat.. I plan on being cremated and scattered too.. Lovely images, Mersad.. Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Graveyards don't bother me at all. My husband and I see them here and there, and if possible, we always stop and walk around in them. Lots of history. Nice photos, Mersad!

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  26. I love graveyards. Cannot say why, though. I enjoy wandering through them and photographing them. Beautiful shots here, Mersad.

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  27. Yes I absolutely love photos of old graveyard stones. If there were to be find here in our neighbourhood I would definitely have taken photos there. Your capture is beautiful, serene. It's a beautiful sight too between the trees and flowers in the mountains.

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  28. Ein sehr schöner kleiner Friedhof! So friedlich und inmitten von viel Natur!
    Ich mag Friedhöfe. In Wien ist der bekannteste ja der Zentralfriedhof, noch schöner finde ich aber den St.Marxer... Auf beiden war ich schön öfter :)
    Wünsch dir noch einen schönen Sonntag!
    LG Mary

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  29. Graveyards do not creep me out at all. What I found most interesting here was how the grasses have grown up among the stones/graves. Here our cemeteries are well maintained so the grass is always mown etc...I think there is a lot of history in a graveyard.

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  30. It is an interesting setting for a graveyard. The stones are tall and thin, much different from those in the States. And, our cemeteries are usually mowed and tended, but the wildness here adds a lot to the atmosphere.

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  31. I love looking at graveyard photos in other countries, as they look very different from what we have here. Besides, we don't have family graveyards, they are always in big locations owned by everybody, public or private.

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  32. I went to my baby son's grave and took some cherubs photos,

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  33. Great captures! I just love visiting old cemeteries.

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  34. I love old gravestones and graveyards! You get such a feeling of the past in them, and wonder about the people who are buried there...what were their lives like? These are great images. Enjoyed the post! (Got behind with you again...sorry!)

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