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Evergreen Cemetery...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 9 September 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...these tombstones are located directly behind the historic gatehouse in Gettysburg, PA, which was built in 1855. I drove through the very narrow, brick archway, right off the busy Baltimore Pike, not knowing if I was allowed in or not; it was allowed. There is history and more photos of this famous gatehouse and cemetery here.

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love the way these old stones have weathered, nice image Judy

9 Sep 2013 6:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent tones and textures here Judy, your question over whether or not you were allowed in was interesting. Do you have some grave yards which are definitely "private"?

9 Sep 2013 9:42am

@Curly: Thank you, Curly. I was struck by the extremely narrow opening; now realizing the age of the gate, it was originally for horses I presume. I can't answer your question about private graveyards, but I do know that some are locked at night to keep vandals out.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

i like the clarity and focus :)

9 Sep 2013 11:10am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful photo of te tombs and trees in the cimentery !

9 Sep 2013 11:30am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There is a very peaceful feel to this shot Judy! As well a cemetary should be! ;-)

9 Sep 2013 12:34pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The repetition of shapes and sizes make this shot very eye-catching. Obviously, this would offer interesting dates and information.

9 Sep 2013 2:29pm

@Don: One could spend days here reading the dates and epitaphs.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

A very serene and peaceful place I imagine. Sadly, many of these cemeteries in Singapore are being exhumed to make way for residential apartments, because our island is so small, yet receiving so many new citizens every year.

9 Sep 2013 3:59pm

@tyan: Oh, my heavens ... so what are they doing w/the remains?

AMIR BABA from TEHRAN, Iran

Excellent

9 Sep 2013 4:19pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A sense of history everywhere

9 Sep 2013 4:44pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really good image, very well taken

9 Sep 2013 5:18pm

Yvonne Simons (:|:) from Tilburg, Netherlands

fantastic photo Judy!

9 Sep 2013 5:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of these tombstones!! Despite looking weathered and old, they appear to be in great shape and very level and erect. Great DoF to this composition as well.

9 Sep 2013 6:25pm

@Steven: I agree, Steven; the land must be very stable here. Thank you.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Lovely brickwork, and that archway doesn't look that narrow..Perhaps you have a wide car ??.

9 Sep 2013 6:32pm

@Jeff: We have a Buick sedan, standard width, but not a compact. ;D

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is a moving image. I love the feeling of honor I get from your image.

9 Sep 2013 6:36pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie.

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Make me think to the Greenwood cemetery in New-York Brooklyn.

9 Sep 2013 8:31pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old West Wales Boy), Germany

a wonderful composition of a huge Piece of history..

9 Sep 2013 8:53pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

It is so peaceful, and a sad reminder of the circumstances over which those who lie there lost their lives.

10 Sep 2013 2:24am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Eye catching, and waking an interest. This historical image is inviting...

10 Sep 2013 4:22am