Melbourne General Cemetery

I love to visit cemeteries. They are always quiet and peaceful, and there is so much to see. So many talented stonemasons and artists have carved some amazing monuments. I am always amazed at some of the huge statues, all of which would have been carved by hand.

There are some fantastic cemeteries in Paris, with beautiful Art Deco and Art Nouveau stonework and mosaic decorating the monuments. In Melbourne the general cemetery is huge – you could spend a whole day there. I did notice a lot of familiar symbolism – the mourning symbols from a lot of the jewelry I like are also recreated on the monuments. Hearts, anchors, lambs, sacred hearts, clovers…

Here are some photos from yesterday’s visit. Ironically yesterday was 31st October, All Hallows Eve.

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