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With their whispering of eternal and mortal things, cemeteries repel some people and draw others in, including our readers for many scenes in Dà Fhaol Mharbh take place in these final resting places. Those who appreciate graveyards know there’s a solitude and grace out amongst the stones that is absolutely unique and unmistakable. There’s a cold that isn’t of the bone or flesh, a warmth that isn’t of the sun. . . A paradox, where rabbits and apple trees thrive, deep below skeletal hands are folded over empty ribcages and maggots partake of their never-ending feast. Of course, this is a perfect place for vampyres! Remembering to keep our voices low and watch where we step, Debra and I have spent countless hours (and a lot of film) wandering about where handsome vampyres might find a good day’s slumber, finding ourselves amazed by the creativity, extravagance and emotion these places express. Hope you enjoy this sampling of our favorite photos.
Cemetery statuary is beautiful both in and out of context. These sculptures are intricate works of devotion to the Art but also the touching memorials of those left behind to those gone before. From a simple cross to a megalithic monument, these pieces speak volumes about what we think of art, life and death. Cemeteries have stories to tell, care to listen? If you’re lucky, you’ll hear music. . .
Please click on the photos to see full-sized images.
If you would like to view more cemetery photographs, please visit our site at http://hungrymoon.tripod.com/more_cemetery_photos_1.htm (Please be patient! It takes about 2 minutes to download.)
(Photos by Debra or Karen, taken in the Glenwood & St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen, N.Y. and the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec. We'd probably be delighted, but please don't use them without permission.)
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These pages created by Karen Waschinski
~~Dà Fhaol Mharbh: A Vampyre's Faerytale by Karen Waschinski (with Debra Yee)~~