A few pictures, not so many words.

Black & White – visiting guardians – Pragfriedhof Stuttgart

When I started the Christmas countdown series, I had one post in mind pretty much immediately. The Weeping Angel. Only the image was not yet done. Not a big problem, though since the site is close to my home. During an afternoon walk through Stuttgart’s Pragfriedhof – the third largest cemetery of Stuttgart – the image was taken. Open for nearly 140 years, it contains the only crematorium in Stuttgart.


Not that I am a big fan of cemeteries, crypts and that kind, but it was fascinating to what lengths families went to honor their lost ones.


13 responses

  1. Thank you for the photos, I like this kind of images because I like cemeteries with angels and sculptures.
    Have a nice 2th christmas day Susanne

    26/12/2012 at 10:41

    • Schön, dass dir die Bilder gefallen 🙂 Schwarz-Weiß war beinahe unausweichlich. Es war so bedeckt, dass man sowieso kaum Farben erkennen konnte. Und zu viel bunt auch dem Ort nicht gut tun würde, glaube ich. Dir auch noch einen tollen zweiten Weihnachtstag 🙂 Andreas

      26/12/2012 at 14:37

  2. So effective in b/w.

    26/12/2012 at 12:01

  3. Reblogged this on Art History Ramblings and commented:
    I love the expressions!

    26/12/2012 at 17:36

  4. dival

    I have photographed older head stones and other symbols of reverence in cemeteries. It’s fascinating to see some of those dates and recognize how short our own cycles of life are and to make the most of each day… as you have with these images!

    29/12/2012 at 04:09

    • I hear you clearly! It makes you wonder, whether what you do is really worth the effort, or not.

      30/12/2012 at 14:54

  5. beautiful and scary.. nice series.. 😀 have the best year! !!

    01/01/2013 at 16:44

    • Thanks so much! All the very best for you,too! 🙂

      02/01/2013 at 01:12

  6. Lovely black and white series. Well done 🙂

    12/01/2013 at 11:16

  7. nice blog … great photos .. lots of enjoyment while visiting it! here is a little thank you 🙂
    hope you accept it!

    04/05/2013 at 19:26

    • Oh boy, thank you so much! That is so very kind of you 🙂

      20/05/2013 at 21:13

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