dinsdag 3 januari 2012

Taphophile-tuesday

I saw on the blog of biebkriebels the  taphophile tragic theme from blogger Julie from Sydney Eye . As a not so frequent visitor of cemeteries I want to show you this sign on many graves of the Jewish cemetery  Beth Haim in Ouderkerk a.d. Amstel in the Netherlands . The graves date from 1616 and in that time it was allowed to have images on the stones. Here the Death cut the tree of live. For more taphophile tuesday look here.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. I like exploring cemeteries. Your post today shows you can find some interesting facts about the past.

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  2. I was trying to figure out what this symbolized before reading your comment about it. I did not think of that, but it makes sense.

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  3. It does make sense, I agree. And I thank you for the link to Beth Haim which I have included in the list of cemeteries in the drop-down pages. Graves dating fro 1616 is astounding to someone from Australia.

    Thank you for contributing to Taphophile Tragics. It is wonderful to have another post from The Netherlands. I value your participation very much.

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  4. What an outstanding piece of history. I wonder if such an image is used today?

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  5. And I learned a new word today :-) Interesting image, a different attitude it seems toward the all-too-common reaper from the time of the Plague.

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  6. These makes for a very attractive grave marker and thanks for the explanation of its history.

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