Monday, 27 July 2009

A broken Angel

A glance at this headstone in Fleetwood Cemetery revealed an exquisite little angel plaque. Sadly, at some stage, the plaque was shattered and the surviving fragments were glued back in place. The headstone commemmorates the death of Ben W Schofield who died on March 17, 1915 aged 47 years. His wife Mary Elizabeth passed away almost fifty years later at the age of 93.



13 comments:

dustbunny8 said...

That is a tiny piece of art.I am often surprised by the artistic talent one see's in cemetery monuments.Thank you again for sharing this special place!

Laurie said...

Thanks - it is lovely, isn't it?
Laurie

Patricia said...

The image of the fragmented angel is so poignant. Thanks for your images.

Margaret Pangert said...

Is that a lamb held by the angel? Do you think the damage was willful? a very fragile sculpture... but you can't really know... I'm wondering if the husband was struck down in WW I. Excellent macro.

Owen said...

Laurie,
I have to remember to check this page also regularly, I see you've been busy here too...

Reminds me of the opening lines of one of my favorite songs, Stella Blue, by the Grateful Dead, which begins :

"All the years combine
they melt into a dream
A broken angel sings
from a guitar
In the end there's just a song
comes crying like the wind
through all the broken dreams
and vanished years"

Sharon Wagner said...

I was thinking of you when I took pictures at Sullivan's cemetary this weekend. Some of the grave markers were little more than rocks.

Chris said...

wow. this is interesting. pretty photos, too.

Diesel Jeans said...

yes its really pretty to know and i admire it..

Cloudia said...

I love your site and will forward it to my friend, Graveyard Historian Nannette Napolean. Her amazing book about Honolulu's Oahu Cemetery would knock your socks off!
Aloha-

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Arun said...

rocking man

Momo Luna said...

It's touching and beautiful!

方大同Khalil said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

sim only said...

Beautiful portrait and interesting thoughtful narrrative

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