Saturday, April 14, 2007

Photo Hunt - Hobby

This was a hard one for me, I almost used a picture of me blogging but blogging has almost gone beyond being a hobby for me. I debated using one of my photographs of cemeteries since it is in a way a hobby but it's also more of a passion when it comes to history. This particular picture was taken in New Orleans before the hurricanes, I have been told that the cemetery was very damaged so it's very likely that this tree and the crypts no longer look the way this photo shows...





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18 comments:

jmb said...

You're hard to find! What's your hobby? Photography? A very interesting shot. The tree is struggling on there, but not doing so well.

jmb said...

OK, sorry. I didn't notice the text above the photo until I went back again. I love cemeteries too, especially in Europe. We have no interesting ones here because Vancouver is a very young city.
I hope your tree survived.
jmb

Lisa Renee said...

Sorry you had trouble finding me, but glad you did. I haven't been to Europe but I can only imagine how amazing the cemeteries are there since many of them are so much older than what we have here in the States. I know a few of them I have visited on the East Coast are also amazing when it comes to some of the artwork in the headstones.

Thanks for visiting me!

:-)

Amy said...

Oh yeah, I'm very interested in them too. So much history!

Linda said...

We brilliant minds must think alike as I have cemetery pictures up today, too, and one of my favorite things to do is to take pictures in the local cemeteries. I would love to have seen some of the cemeteries in New Orleans, I bet they were fascinating but I hear so many of them were damaged. What a real shame.

Roman said...

Great pic for the theme baby. I hope the two of us can go back someday and see them again.

Vader's Mom said...

Amazing!!

Angelika said...

Interesting hobby, LOL. I always thought that the way Anne Rice described New Orleans in her books was romantic. :-)

RobK said...

Nice image!

meeyauw said...

You chronicle a part of our history that is often forgotten. Cemeteries hold a wealth of information for historians. I love to stroll through them on sunny quiet days.

Hooda Thunkit said...

That palm is mangy!

Whew ;-)

Patricia said...

I enjoy visiting cemeteries, as well, unless I am there for the funeral of a loved one. My favorite cemetery to visit is Arlington, where the ashes of both of my parents are inurned. Thank you for stopping by Pollywog Creek earlier and leaving a very kind comment. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

YTSL said...

This is the second blog in a row which lists visiting cemeteries as a hobby! (And yes, the first blog was Linda's... ;b)

Barbara H. said...

I had not thought of this as a hobby, but what an interesting way to explore history.

srp said...

You are the second one to have cemeteries as a hobby... Last summer in the cab on the way from LaGuardia to Brooklyn I saw several that looked really old in the middle of NYC. We didn't have the time to explore the famous cemetery in Brooklyn but I plan to do so the next time we are there.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Nice photo. While it's not high on my priority list, I have enjoyed walking through old parts of cemeteries and wondering about the people there. Do you do genealogy? I used one of my hobbies to show two more of the many...

Heart of Rachel said...

Cemeteries seem like a unique but interesting subject. Thanks for sharing your hobby.

p said...

I've got tons of cemetery photos too - I love to try and piece together family histories in the graveyard. Visit my blog at High Strangeness Altoona or go directly to my Photo Hunt Post.