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Sunday, October 30, 2011

DAY OF THE DEAD


 How about a cemetery tour today-it is the Day of the Dead on Monday. These photos were taken in Louisiana in the town I once lived in. I loved going by the cemetery at night and seeing the candles burning and people out visiting the graves. I felt like the dead people enjoyed not being lonely on that one night of the year.Beautiful angels.

This person must have loved his dog-or maybe he was a rabbit hunter? I know visiting cemeteries is not for everybody, but I love it. To me it is so beautiful and peaceful in the old ones.

11 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I know it is not for everyone, but I love going to old cemetaries as well. I don't know about going at night now, your braver than I am!

Michele Smith said...

I definitely would not be in a cemetary at night LOL
Happy Halloween!

Marydon said...

I don't mind driving by them in the evening, walking thru in the daylight. Some of your cemeteries are spectacular in LA, a sight to behold. RIP all the souls.

Have a BOO-T-ful Halloween.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh my friend, I love that Beagle statue. I want one. Where I wonder. Thanks for the sweet shout out you left on your comment on Curtains in my trees blog. I wish you could come and I really wish I could get your way so we could go on some tours together.Richard from My Old Historic House.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm sure a cemetary is the last place you'll catch me at during the night.

Kelly said...

I've always liked cemeteries and think of them as very peaceful places. Nothing scary about them at all.

Life with L said...

This is wonderful. There is so much history and character.It's a great way to share Halloween.

Lady Di Tn said...

I like the old grave yards with stones and artifacts. I am aware that the flat marker give the grounds keepers less hassle but they are so generic. I liked the large angel. I agree it is Peaceful to walk among those who were once here. Peace

Curtains In My Tree said...

I like the angel statues in the cementary. I purchased some cards with different angels on them and some looks like what is in that cementary

I sort of like walking through old cementaries and reading the stones . Some date back to 1700-1800 in one of the cementaries here

thanks for coming over to visit

CAS said...

Cemeteries during daylight hours, maybe; at night, never! I grew up in a town in LA. Do you mind me asking what town you lived in? Thanks for visiting my blog in the mist of all your activities.
CAS

Pam said...

Oh, I love old cemeteries. I find them very peaceful. There's one really old cemetery in town and they have the best headstones. Very ornate compared to what people do nowadays.