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Laurel Hill Cemetery #13

By handlerstudio  
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Graves, graves, graves, Some of them have the appearance of rock piles. Since this is a mostly Christian cemetery (at least most of the people buried here are Christian), I wonder what the significance of these "piles of rocks" is. And, as always....color or mono?

Anyone help?

Peter

Tags: Photo journalism Graves Laurel Hill Cemetary Color or mono

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 1:02AM
Excellent set Peter, all very appealing...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
"Rock stacking has carried spiritual meaning across cultures for centuries. The act of balancing stones carries with it a practice of patience and a physical effort of creating balance. Each rock can signify an intention of grace for thankfulness, or offered up for another in need. ... A stack of rocks is called a cairn."

It could be they have less significance in religion then they do in cultures and traditions.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
7 Apr 2021 2:00AM
Ignorance here-- I do not have any idea except they must have represented something to whomever those graves are for?
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Apr 2021 3:06AM
I have no idea either. And I think colour for these.
7 Apr 2021 3:16AM
No pushing up daisies under those Cairns ..... We don't see many of these around Alberta... wonder if a certain Christian denomination
uses them more than others ??

best regards walt
7 Apr 2021 6:18AM
Lovely set, Peter, with V2 sticking out for me.

Mike
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 9:09AM
I haven't seen piles of rocks in graveyards in the UK Peter so I don't know the significance of them. An interesting set of images.

Phil.
7 Apr 2021 12:36PM
Do the flags signify that it is someone who has died in battle?
I suppose it may not because when I visited my niece in North Carolina nearly every house had an American flag outside. If you did that in the UK you'd be thought very odd and if it was the cross of St. George people would cross to the other side of the road.
Interesting as ever Peter.
Mike
8 Apr 2021 12:55AM

Quote:"Rock stacking has carried spiritual meaning across cultures for centuries. The act of balancing stones carries with it a practice of patience and a physical effort of creating balance. Each rock can signify an intention of grace for thankfulness, or offered up for another in need. ... A stack of rocks is called a cairn."

It could be they have less significance in religion then they do in cultures and traditions.



It is always good to get your comments, knowledge and wisdom, Dora.

Peter

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