Friday, February 17, 2012

Winter & Autumn at the Cemetery

Winter & Autumn at the Cemetery

Sometimes when I visit the cemetery in Västerhaninge I will have a look at this headstone. Buried here are four people. My great grandparents, Johan Fredrik Jansson, and his wife Hanna. And my grandparents, Harald Jansson and his wife Alma. All on my dads side of the family. The winter half of the diptych dates back to December 2004. The autumn photo to November of last year.

Taphophile Tragics.

13 comments:

hamilton said...

I really enjoy looking at these diptychs of yours.
And it is nice to be able to visit your family in this way. None of mine seem to have a gravesite, they were all cremated.

Aigars said...

You should do all four seasons in one photo. Great idea.

Jack said...

You do such a good job with these diptychs.

Gene said...

Brilliant combo of shots. Tack for posting!

VP said...

The image is great and technically perfect, as always. The personal story is a very interesting touch...

Lowell said...

You're fortunate as Hamilton pointed out. I have no clue where my grandparents are buried. Or any other ancestors, actually.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great comparison Steffe, and nice that you can visit your fathers parents and their parents all together.

Julie said...

Terrific presentation of this, Steffe. I do like the winter scene.

So tell me: where will your father be buried. And you, yourself? Do you want to be cremated, and then placed in a garden.

It is really all about the plaque, and the need to record history. And maybe to rest through the ages with family is important, too. It is for me.

Thank you for this contribution to Taphophile Tragics, Steffe.

Steffe said...

My dad died back in 1999. He was cremated. His ashes have been buried at " Minneslund", or Memorial, only 100 meters from this headstone. For myself I don't really care what happens after I'm gone. Which means that I haven't planned anything.

Tash said...

Wonderfully presented - very innovative. I like cemeteries (my grandma in Croatia would bring me for walks in old ones & she had to visit one whenever she arrived into a new town -- she was very concerned when the ones in LA were not within walking distance) & moreover, especially when there is a long family link.

tapirgal said...

A poignant post and a good job with the diptych. I like the natural look of the stone. I like the look of winter, but I'll visit in fall. Seems nice.

JM said...

This is great! Wonderful entry on the theme.

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