09 September 2008

WW - detail

A detail from a grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

52 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Quite unique at the cemetery. I've got a feeling it's the tomb of a musician.
Happy TW/WW! :)

etteY said...

interesting! happy WT/WW ^_~.

EastCoastLife said...

Even after one's death, they still want their abode to be decorated. :)

SandyCarlson said...

That is strange and sad. That cherub has one earthy body!

Indrani said...

Some musician's? Unique!

rmgales said...

That's interesting. It's very detailed.

Sue said...

Beautiful! I love cemetery art!

Happy WW :)

My WW entries for today are at:

Pastyme With Good Companye

The Paranormal Blog

Nuttin' But

Please stop by if you have a moment :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Carver said...

That's very beautiful. Great shot too. I'm amazed at how you can see his muscles or I think that's muscle.

James Higham said...

Did you pop over for that, Jams?

The Lone Beader said...

Looks creepy to me!

Mojo said...

Very cool in a creepy, Gothic sort of way. B&W was definitely the right choice. I can imagine this on a cornice of an old cathedral or opera house too.
Very compelling.

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

Nice close up. Nice detail.

Chuck (a/k/a Rhonda) said...

no way. never seen anything like this...happy ww.

Yen said...

That's a very interesting shot! Happy WW!

Ryanne said...

It kind of creeps me out too, that face is just a bit too realistic for my taste.

Strider said...

He looks quite old for a cherub. Happy WW Jams! Nice one!

chellekay said...

very interesting. I don't know if I like the face on it though

Brillig said...

Oh, it's fantastic! I love old cemeteries. Such intricacy for the dead raises so many questions.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Lifecruiser said...

Ah, that's great! Cemeteries can have very beautiful decorated graves indeed!

CherryPie said...

Very interesting!

Gabriel said...

That's... kinda odd. :-)

Here is my post. Happy WW!

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Anonymous said...

How beautiful yet eerie.

Take care!

Jim said...

Hi Jams, you are doing that Lachaise Cemetery in real fine. Thank you.
Happy WW, thank you for your visit and the nice comment.
..
Oh yes, I might borrow your 'one basket' joke for my Saturday morning joke. OK?
..

ARCHITECT said...

cool.. tnx for dropping by my other entry is mine is here http://memoryfilled.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-2_08.html

Lori said...

Oh my....Im speechless. Happy WW.

MommyWizdom said...

:-) I love the intricate detail. So sad that it's from a grave though. Happy WW!

Julia Smith said...

A cherub with a beard? Guess he's one of the older ones...

mrsfoodie said...

interesting detail. happy WW!

The Right Blue said...

This is a novel choice for Wordless Wednesday, Jams. That's quite a chubby cherub.

Bobbie

catsynth said...

Both detailed and weathered, quite a find.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful and sort of scary at the same time...
Happy WW :)

Leonard said...

that looked like a real person..

thanks for sharing.

BLOGSILOG said...

too cute to be in the cemetery. ;) mine's up! hope you can check it out.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Gallicissa said...

Great entry. Greetings from Sri Lanka!

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! that's the tip of the top !

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wow that looks old.

lareine said...

i should try to see this for my self... is that a beard or an effect of the shadow on the angel's face?... i like how the photo was taken, it not only shows the detail but also the texture and the play of shadow and light :)...

secretagentmama said...

There's a lot of emotion in that statue. Very interesting!

The Healthy Mom said...

That is beautiful. Happy WW!

Heather said...

i find this hauntingly beautiful!

Jeanette said...

Amazing detail!

YellowRose said...

Not quite the cherub, is he? The detail is amazing. I love old cemetaries...in daylight of course! ;)

Vixen said...

Is that a carving? Amazing detail.

Great shot, Jams.

Pamela Kramer said...

What fantastic detail. What an interesting WW. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Marsha said...

Nice shot. I agree with Sandy about the sad quality it has. I love wandering through cemetery and grave sites and taking pictures.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Devonshire Dumpling said...

I love that photo. I take a lot of pics myself around cemetaries and I spent nearly a whole day at Pere Lachaise a few years ago. great place for photography.

jams o donnell said...

I'm glad you like it Devonshire Dumpling