" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Monday, 13 February 2012

The Lady With A Rose........




Situated in the historic area of the West Terrace Cemetery
is this elegant lady delicately holding a rose ... shall we persume it is red.
It is the beautiful etched headstone of Ada Sara who's epitaph has this to say

"Tender and True Graceful and Tactful
Self Sacrificing Brave Hearted and Wise"






She was the young wife of William Thomas
and sadly departed this life way too early.

The detailing of the drapery on her headstone is quite exquisite.






Because of it's age some sections of the stone-work
have taken on that wonderful coppery-burnished patina


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27 comments:

biebkriebels said...

What a beautiful sculpture, so graceful made in stone.

Cezar and Léia said...

a beautiful sculpture!I love the way she looks so thoughtful!
Hugs
Léia

The Nature Jotter said...

Love your shooting!
Love the contrast between the statue and the green of trees!

diane b said...

Great light on this sculpture which is also very nice. Lovely details.

Dolors Reig Vilarrubla said...

Although the sculptures give me impression, I love this and the settings you have made and history that you've told. Best regards.

cieldequimper said...

How ravishing!

Jim said...

Good one.

Jack said...

A lovely collection of images today, Dianne. Sometime I need to figure out how you group those images like that. I only know how to show one at a time.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos, Dianne, of this lovely monumental statue. Seems appropriate given whose grave it is.

Sorry to have exposed you to some grand guignol today! Here is your remedy:

http://melbournedaily.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/happy-valentines-day.html

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post and captures for the day, Dianne! Very moving story and such a gorgeous statue! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely statue! A great post and story. Thanks for sharing your world!

Nicole said...

Beautiful statue and wonderful posts!

Ann said...

She's beautifully carved.

Stephanie said...

I was studying the first photo to look deeply at all the textures and how it was made and was happy to see you photographed each part more closely. It is a beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Sondra said...

its a lovely rememberance!!

Peter said...

a rose for St Valentine's Day.

Joe said...

Very elegant indeed. My favourite is the image of the face in the centre panel on the left. Almost a painting.

Enrique G.A. said...

We've brought a beautiful entrance, with beautiful photographs.
Greetings. -

Luna Miranda said...

a graceful and beautiful statue. i love how you photographed the details so we can appreciate them, too. i'm glad she's watching over Ada Sara.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Beautifully photographed and what a nice epitaph.

Julie said...

It is true, isn't it? The detail can convey more than the whole. I just adore that shot of the draped hand holding the upsidedown rose, Dianne. Complete with slender webbing.

Beautifully told story of love for this day of days.

Herding Cats said...

Such a beautiful sculpture of rememberence.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She is exquisite Dianne, beautifully shown details, such a sad story!

Gene said...

Great statue! There are a number of angel statues in nearby cemeteries, but their hands are usually empty, e.g. this one. I wonder if some of them were originally holding roses?

Kathy said...

Lovely post and lovely photos.

Catherine said...

what a beautiful epitaph too....

CaT said...

pretty!
wouldnt have really noticed the rose hadnt you mentioned it. very pretty indeed.

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