Thursday, 30 December 2010

Some old gems from the Prazeres Cemetery, Lisboa

Here are some gems i'd like to show you. They are quite dark and gloomy but that only reflects a main  purpose of my blog (where the other is about beauty).

The Skull is quite often a symbol to be found on portugese cemeteries and they come in a surprising variety. But before we get to the skulls i'd like to show you this one:

What really gets me is the death-mask of the man buried there. The whole grave is a stunning piece of art.

Now to the skulls. Here follows a collection of the ones i've found there.

1 comment:

  1. It's really great to see all the skull and crossbones imagery. Other than in New England, that is so rare in American cemeteries! You do color well--I seem to only be satisfied with my black and white photographs. Keep up the great work!