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01/11/2008

All Saints' Day


This photo was taken in the Putney Lower Common Cemetery, which lies on Mill Hill and Lower Richmond Road, Putney, borough of Wandsworth, Southwest London. The cemetery opened in 1885 and is the smallest cemetery in Wandsworth. Burials no longer take place here, and this mature cemetery has been designated as a site of ecological importance in the borough, and now forms a kind of quiet nature reserve.
November 1st is
All Saints' Day, a feast celebrated in Western Chritianity in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. In terms of Roman Catholic theology, the feast commemorates all those who have attained the beatic vision in heaven, while the next day, All Souls' Day, commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.
As I could not make up my mind of which of the Black & White and Color versions to post, here are both of them !...you can let me know which one you prefer!


4 comments:

NL CAMO said...

I vote for B/W! It sets the mood better for this picture.. Nice motive.

Lagawan said...

great photos you got here :)

Sumuk said...

hi..
the first one looks gothic and have an eerie feeling, while the second one is so much calmer and peaceful, of which what we wanted the departed to be in, Rest In Peace (RIP). I vote for the second one ! *thumbs up!*

classicalgeek said...

Love the photos! I'd vote for the colour one.