Monday, October 1

Theme day: Cemetary


I found those tombs in the tiny Ter Navolging graveyard in Scheveningen. I was struck by the fact that I had never seen any tombs like them before. They just look like a normal small garden where you would grow some strawberries...looking carefully, you will notice the very small black tablets where the names are written. At the same time, by being so simple, they give such a feeling of tranquillity.

St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Anderson (SC), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, Netherlands - Selma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Zurich, Switzerland - Budapest, Hungary - Paris, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Grenoble, France - Zurich, Switzerland - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Sequim (WA), USA - Chicago (IL), USA

15 comments:

R&R in The Netherlands said...

I just visited Ter Navolging last week (and will post on it later this week). I think, but am not sure, that these are graves for people who were cremated.

It was a very tranquil place hidden in the bustle of Scheveningen.

Nice shot and writeup.

Jilly said...

How very discreet. I had to enlarge the photo to see them. Tranquil indeed.

Sally said...

Almost like a back garden!

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Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup cette idee de jardin.


I like much this idea of garden.

Kim said...

What a wonderful find for our theme day! A garden setting is so lovely in life or in death, and brings the two together a bit.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Chris said...

I, too, had to enlarge to see the markers. How very lovely an idea!

Rambling Round said...

Really different, almost hidden.

jelvistar said...

They do look more like garden markers!

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Neva said...

Very interesting....I haven't seen this before.

Lynette said...

It is a peaceful photo, desite the jumble. Thank you.

slinger said...

Ahhh, I would have easily overlooked it. I like this method for honoring loved ones.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Very unusual cemetery. Definitely wouldn't think the display was anything more than a garden.

Wonderful photo for the theme day!

PaB said...

Very simple and very nice.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi ,
Well I must say, I am Dutch, but this? This I've never seen either, my dad is burried in Leidschendam, on another graveyard, but this seems to bee more graves in one?
Like a familygrave, but I am not sure. Do you know ?

JoAnn

Lezard said...

Thanks for visiting my blog on my first month's theme!!

As far as I can remember, the markers all relate to people that have passed away in the last 30 years, and who are not family-related. As R&R in the Netherlands suggested, I think they relate to cremated people, but I am not sure. In this very smaal and old cementary (I later read that this is the first cementary build in the Netherlands outside a church) some 230 years ago, you can also find some bigger markers that have been recently placed in rememberance of people that were initially buried here, but whose graves had been displaced.