Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sepia Scenes Wednesday #4




Pet Cemetery. I've always wanted to go in here and saw a chance today when the gate was open. It's an old cemetery and no longer in use. Some of the headstones date back to the 20's and 30's with the most recent in the 70's. I saw a lot of duplicate names and some with pictures. This one seemed to be the only one with its picture not damaged. See other sepia shots here.

17 comments:

sunnymama said...

These are both great pictures! It's good you got a chance to have a look while the gate was open.

napaboaniya said...

Nice one in sepia, I'm sure the pets that lay there are well remembered by their owners :)

Carletta said...

A pet cemetery that old - I wouldn't have guessed. I assumed that was a much newer custom.
Very nice image and the sepia is especially suitable for this particular stone because of the age.
Nice!

My Sepia post is at Carletta’s Captures.

ewok1993 said...

very nice scene, fitting for a sepia treatment.

Jeri said...

Very unique! I also am surprised to see a pet cemetery that old. Love your photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm surprised the cemetery goes back to the 30s. I thought most people back then buried their dead animals in some special spot on their property. How interesting!

Ralph said...

Spotty is quite the hound, and undoubtedly, a wonderful pet (ie: family member), and is remembered so fondly here. Our late cat is buried in our backyard, sans headstone. But the memories remain as strong in pictures...

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Very cool idea for a photo. The sepia tone really creates the historical mood.

ilanadavita said...

I had never seen a pet cemetery before. Great in sepia.

Robin said...

I didn't realize they'd had pet cemetaries so long ago. Spotty must have been very well loved.

Dirk said...

Great in sepia! Love old cemeteries, but there aren't many pet cemeteries in my neighborhood.

kaye said...

great subject for sepia

Kahshe Cottager said...

I have never seen a pet cemetery and would never have guessed they would have been around that long. What a lovely tribute to someone's beloved pet. Your photo does it justice!

Daryl said...

Sepia works well with the subject matter .. I love that headstone and that Spotty was owned by Zip (and Trudy)

Dianne said...

what a great piece of history

PJ said...

What a great idea to put the dog's image on there. One of our cats is quite ill and we've fashioned our own "pet cemetery". This a great sepia scene.

Joe Narvaez said...

Interesting cemetery. Good for sepia.