Ross Bay Cemetery V

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Another from my Ross Bay Cemetery archive – these images are from February a year ago, taken of a three year old girl’s grave.

From the style of this headstone, it is clearly a replacement for an earlier one as this girl, Elizabeth Beadle, lived from 1915 to 1918. The grave surround is heavily weathered and probably the original marker was quite plain.

You can find out more about Ross Bay Cemetery in these earlier posts.

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I will be separated from my computer for the weekend, and may have intermittent access to another one. If not, then I will be back in action on Monday and will reply then to any comments you care to leave.

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Canon 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens. ISO100, f-13, 1/2,500th top and 1/125th bottom.

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7 thoughts on “Ross Bay Cemetery V

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  2. The stories that gravestones show and the stories they hide are intriguing enough to bring us back to cemeteries over and over again. I like the way, ehpem, that you zoomed in on the detail. At first the photo makes us look twice, then, once eye and mind got the picture the wonderment and questions begin. Fine Photography 🙂

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    • Thank you Joseph, great comment to find in my inbox! There is something very stark and cold about a teddy bear carved into a shiny slab. But also lot of love behind it.

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    • It is amazing. I think the replacement could have been from 20 or 30 years ago, from the style and a bit of weathering. That would allow it to have happened within, for instance, a sibling’s lifetime. I have to look at that more closely and see if there are dated headstones of the same material and style to find clues to how old it might be.

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