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gjtoth Oct 9, 2012 2:34 PM

R.i.p.
 
My host in Vermont took me to a couple old cemetaries. Very unlike the ones we have in Kentucky and unlike the newer cemetaries, the headstones were spectacular.
For the mostpart they are made of Barre granite (named after the city of Barre, Vermont). You can read about it here: http://urly.fi/3ok

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...3125056-me.jpg

I have seen the original Pieta in Rome and this copy is VERY well done.
http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...18075ef-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...c76cb01-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...7a07fb7-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...db93841-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...ece8529-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...0c01da3-me.jpg

Tombstone of my host's uncle.
http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...6667af0-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...4997268-me.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...e9e4ea8-me.jpg

Many of the graves were marked with these. The "GAR" stands for Grand Army of the Republic. There were many armies during the Civil War. Afterwards, the veterans decided to join under one banner. This was the forerunner of the American Legion.
http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...f5cc3eb-me.jpg

As interesting as the GAR markers were, there were these, too.
http://toths.us/Piwigo/i.php?/upload...ce6cd10-me.jpg

HarjTT Oct 9, 2012 5:50 PM

Hey Gary

Nicely taken.. esp that 2nd shot which I like a lot and thsoe are some retty fine and unusual grave stones

gjtoth Oct 9, 2012 6:53 PM

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Originally Posted by HarjTT (Post 1322018)
Hey Gary

Nicely taken.. esp that 2nd shot which I like a lot and thsoe are some retty fine and unusual grave stones

Thanks, Harj. There were some really beautiful monuments there. Some went into the bizarre. I thought I had taken some shots of them, but can't seem to find them. One was a race car carved in granite. Another was a shotgun and a brace of ducks. Pretty wild stuff!

tkurkowski Oct 10, 2012 3:12 PM

Very cool, Gary.

Asa Dodge lived from 1770 to 1855? Holy cow - I didn't think anyone lived that long, back then.

Steven R Oct 10, 2012 4:03 PM

Very interesting shots, Gary. Good eye.

Lordje Oct 14, 2012 4:30 PM

Not a usual subject but brought excellent in picture.
I must say I never saw gravestones like these in my life.

gjtoth Oct 15, 2012 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by tkurkowski (Post 1322101)
Very cool, Gary.

Asa Dodge lived from 1770 to 1855? Holy cow - I didn't think anyone lived that long, back then.

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Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1322103)
Very interesting shots, Gary. Good eye.

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Originally Posted by Lordje (Post 1322510)
Not a usual subject but brought excellent in picture.
I must say I never saw gravestones like these in my life.


Many thanks, everyone. Indeed, he did, Ted. There were quite a few of them that lived into the 90s. It surprised me, too.


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