Path of reflection
The grave of Tse Wai Sum
My grandparents are all buried here.
One set of my great-grandparents is buried there, in the Masonic section.
Beautiful photos, Leslie. You really portray the tranquility and history of the place.
Thank you. I have always been fascinated by cemeteries and I hope to photograph more of them.
Amazing shots. I love the cross one.
Thank you, Seth! I like how it looks so dramatic against the gloomy sky.
Great photographs Leslie. I have all sorts of family buried here – some of the nicest family members I’ve ‘met’. Mountain View used to have an online list of burials – very useful for genealogy research – but it seems to be gone now.
I also have family buried in Mountain View and noticed that they seem to have removed their online list, which is disappointing. They do have an app for iPhones but that is not of much use to those of us without iPhones!
Thank you for visiting and commenting.
A very nice set of photos indeed!
I do wonder about the pomegranates, though.
Thank you! My companion and I (our mutual friend Cheryl) wondered about the pomegranates as well.
Hooray for Cheryl!
They add a very surreal element to the scene. I can’t peg down any appropriate symbolic message to them either. Perhaps two lovers were eating lunch there and absconded for some other affair. Who knows?
There is a Chinese tradition of leaving food (and even cigarettes, etc.) for the deceased, but this did not appear to be a Chinese grave. It’s a mystery. Perhaps pomegranates had some significance to the deceased, or his or her loved ones.
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