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…
61 thoughts on “Seeking Angels”
I just checked ‘Older comments’, and I did comment on the original post. 🙂
(I thought I had.)
Best wishes, Pete. x
Wonderful angels, Jude. A beautiful collection. I especially like your header image and the black and white ones. Take care and stay well, too.
Thanks Patti, hope you don’t mind a reblog.
An inspired post for the ‘A’ section of the new challenge and the angels are heavenly!
As soon as I saw A I thought of angels. I have a few in stained glass windows but these are my favourites.
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!
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 👼🏻
all I can think of is the Dr Who episode with Angels – could never turn my back on them now!
Seems an episode that frightened a lot of people. I’m not a Doctor fan.
Was terrifying – MrB isn’t either!
I will always be reeled in by graveyards and angels – beautiful.
Yes. I love them too.
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