Thursday, October 16, 2014

Like Some Forlorn Ghost

The old cemeteries are wonderfully spooky celebrations of peoples' lives — with spacious tombs, sculptures that mourn,  and tombstones that portray the deceased, as here. 

It was spooky to stand in front of this tombstone, knowing that this gentleman's 200-some year old bones were 6 feet under me, even as he glowered like some forlorn ghost.


Anonymous said...


did you take notice of the oakleaves ornament? Surely no spurious coincidence that Franz' family name 'Eichenlaub' translates into English as 'oakleaf'


Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hun, I DID wonder about the oak leaves, but had no idea of the translation. Thank you!