Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Two Little Angels

Tombstone Angels

Tombstone Angels

I don't visit cemeteries all that often. But as Julie has a weekly theme called Taphophile Tragics I might have to change that. These two angels on a headstone can be found at the cemetery next to the Medieval Church (it dates back to 1320), in Österhaninge. I have shown you photos of the church before. Here is a link to one post about the church with the leaning tower. Both photos are from my flickr archives. The pig in the background on the second photo was part of a art promenade and should be long gone now.

19 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique profondeur de champs, et deux tres belles et adorables photos

Annie said...

Sweet. Perhaps marking a child's grave? Interesting how the angels look so clean and polished on one side and so worn on the other.

hamilton said...

I was also thinking these might be for a child grave. They are cute.

Joan Elizabeth said...

They are beautiful.

Bob Crowe said...

A bit sweet, perhaps, but absolutely charming. I prefer the color and balance of the top picture.

I had been meaning to leave a note about your year's best post. The portrait of the young monk blows me away. I'm glad you put it in the center.

Al said...

Beautiful bokeh on these images!

Julie said...

Firstly, re the bokeh ... lovely.

Second, I must go look specifically at the central monk to which Bob refers.

Thirdly, these are gorgeously exquisite ceramics. And, they are neither headless nor footless. How wonderful that they have been respected over the years. Am I right in translating the location as East Haninge?

Yes, please, can you go for another cemetery ramble, Steffe? It blows my mind that you can live close to a cemetery that dates back to 1320.

Many thanks for this contribution to Taphophile Tragics. I value your support tremendously.

Jack said...

Those little angels are in remarkable condition for living outside for years. I love the little birds each is holding.

Gee, maybe I need to do an archive search for cemetery images.

J Bar said...

Magnificent.

Dianne said...

Exquisite captures Steffe .

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very precious. i love the year in portraits. just fabulous.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm impressed that they remain where they were placed. They look so fragile.

Steffe said...

I will try to find out a little more about this gravestone on my next visit. Eastern Haninge it is Julie. A rural part of Haninge. Try the Viking Land label for more stories from Österhaninge.

He was a tough one to photograph Bob. He spoke no English or Swedish and I remember having a hard time getting him to pose for a photo. Here is a link to that portrait.

biebkriebels said...

Sweet little angels caring who? A child perhaps.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They really are delightful Steffe, what a great entry for the theme.

T. Becque said...

Some great history in that cemetary I bet. Happy new year to you!

Lowell said...

Angelology has become a big thing here lately. People seem to need to believe there is "someone" watching over them. One popular book is called "Angel Therapy."

A hurricane? Good grief! But it is not surprising considering what scientists are saying about the impact of global warming!

tapirgal said...

I like the beautifully-unfocused background on both photos. I also like the pig ;) Oh, for having a 13th (?) Century church in my neighborhood!

VP said...

I found something nice, but it is the way you photographed it that I like.