Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Roses are Red . . .

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No story, no moral, no poem...
Just red roses on a tomb...
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16 comments:

Laurie said...

Nice one, Owen. Are those Stone Roses?

Steve said...

That photo says it all.

Alistair said...

Poignant. Simple and effective.

A lot ina little.

Herding Cats said...

Such a vibrant burst of colour against the grey stone. Brilliant

VioletSky said...

these are nice and bright -much better than the fake flowers we see everywhere here.

Lydia said...

I love this, Owen.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Beautiful yet sad image.

CaT said...

how old is the grave?
here fake flowers are not allowed at some cemeteries (at least not during spring/summer), but i guess these would be acceptable..

Vivian said...

Every picture tells a story, don't it? : )

Julie Storry said...

There is a lot of this sort of floral arrangement in cemeteries here in Sydney. I think they are usually ceramic of some sort. When I was in Paris, I saw similar grave ornaments. I prefer them to flowers one they wilt and go brown.

I also like the lichen spotted over the stonework. Your contribution is, again, much appreciated Owen.

louciao said...

The hand of the Sweet Black Angel touches all eventually.

Robert said...

Triste.

Stickup Artist said...

It is a skilled observer who can say so much with so little...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Although these may be seen all over the world, they will always make me think of the cemeteries in Paris where I first saw them. So many of these have been vandalized, the ceramic broken in pieces. I wonder where they are made and if the company is still producing them...

Bises,
Genie

Owen said...

Laurie, I think they are ceramics of some sort, not stone... am going to have to do some research one of these days to find out where this sort of decoration was made. There must have been a big factory somewhere, as these ceramic flowers and crosses were very common all over France at least on graves going back well into the early 1900s at least... many are now crumbling today.
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Many thanks to all for leaving a word or two here... always appreciated, to hear what you are thinking...

Francisca said...

An exceptionally delicate hand-crafted porcelain bunch of roses on this thomb. The brilliant red is also quite rare; it's the most expensive dye for ceramics.