Sunday, 2 October 2011

Paying one's respects

As the bus meandered down the peninsula, it increasingly filled with passengers who, to me, were all very similar. I took a wild punt that they were going my way. And sure enough, the bus emptied at the Botany Cemetery stop.

Mostly the other passengers were in their 70s, short and a little overweight, wearing black. Predominantly they were female, but not exclusively. I followed them; they were all in a jolly mood; and, they all seemed to know each other well.

Mostly, they were Greek. Am I supposed to say 'of Greek extraction'? Anyways, they were Greek. They led me to the most beautifully maintained section of any cemetery I have ever visited. *whispers* I think they compete with each other. *shhh*

Shall show you more over the next few days.

22 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous, Julie. I hope they're not into blogging, because I wouldn't want published photos of me, in a skirt, bending over like that, but this is a great picture!
— K

Chrissy Brand said...

How lovely that they were in a jolly mood. Nicely taken as it could be a difficult area - not wanting to intrude.

Sharon said...

This photo tells such a story. I love it.

Dianne said...

A sweet story - a sweet picture. and look at all those beautiful flowers!

Ann said...

Made me smile. Beautiful.

Jack said...

An enjoyable photo and a puckish commentary.

Randy said...

Wonderful capture.

J Bar said...

You made me laugh. Some have been known to be quite competitive, even at the cemetery. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This made me chuckle out loud Julie, adore the photo and the wordage..hilarious. Brilliant post.

Mary Ann said...

Grinning from ear to ear. It's nice to wax somewhat anthropological in a cemetery.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This bums up photo is wonderful. It speaks so much of that generation of women regardless of their extraction.

Joe said...

I'm glad a pilgrimage like this can be enjoyable.

Julie said...

Thank you for you words of appreciation, folks. Yes, I can understand that some pilgrimages are sombre, but this was anything but.

Birdman said...

Use your wide-angled lens on this one? Sorry, couldn't resist.

brattcat said...

oh, Julie, how I love that you abandoned your plans to go on this adventure.

Virginia said...

Oh this is marvelous. You get the prize today and I"ve only read about 5 blogs, but this cannot be topped, or bottomed! :)
V

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Joan Elizabeth's comment put enough of a smile on my face that I think I can get back to grading papers!!!

So much to ponder in these photos and words.... For once, I am speechless..... in deep reflection.

Steffe said...

You have to smile when you see this.

Thérèse said...

A capture which speaks a lot!

flowers delivered sydney said...

Wow...lovely flowers a lined. It is always good to see different flowers in different colors.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The bums up pose is such a dry touch of humour in a usually dark place! Great commentary and great photo!

Fabien said...

J'aime beaucoup la dernière photo