Seeking Angels

It was a Sydney blogger, Lignum Draco, who introduced me to the angels of Waverley Cemetery. And as an avid (photographic) collector of unusual and interesting headstones it was a place added to the list of “things to do in Sydney”.


And after a superb brunch with another infamous Aussie blogger, the loquacious Margaret Rose, I set off to find me some angels.


I didn’t find the ones LD depicted, but that is probably just as well because my images are nothing like the quality of his, but I did find some that I liked.


It is the final  resting place for notable Australian poets Henry Lawson, Henry Kendall and Dorothea Mackellar who penned the immortal ode to Australia with the lines:

“I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!”


 And I’m loving angels…

angel 2

angel 3

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

61 thoughts on “Seeking Angels”

  1. Wonderful angels, Jude. A beautiful collection. I especially like your header image and the black and white ones. Take care and stay well, too.

  2. An inspired post for the ‘A’ section of the new challenge and the angels are heavenly!

  3. I’m not a fan of these I must say, though your photos are lovely. I find them sentimental and mawkish, and not at all what I’d have expected to find in Australia, a country I’ve never visited, but where I’d expected to find less bathos. Gosh, that all sounds quite harsh. Sorry!

    1. No need to be sorry. If this is how they make you feel. Good to get any kind of reaction to my photos. And I still like angels 👼🏻

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