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. Irresistibly reminded of the best episode of “Doctor Who” that Steven Moffat ever wrote, Jude – “Blink”. Oh, if only he would stick to that kind of scripting instead of the stuff he writes now …!
    These are SUPER photos, and I am perfectly sure that LD is tickled pink at being your inspiration !

    1. Let me join you and laugh in here … 😀 Hahaha, can’t wait to read M-R. comment to this one, hihihi. (Wait for me Jude, Iet’s hide together …)

  2. I’ve never been able to look at a stone angel the same way since Steven Moffat introduced the Weeping Angels. (Funny to see M-R made the same observation!) Mind you, it won’t stop me from buying one of the new Weeping Angel tree-toppers for our Christmas Tree this year, just to freak people out. 😀

    1. Like I said to M-R I am no Dr Who fan, but weeping angels does ring a bell (my OH does watch it). The tree-topper sounds interesting… 😉

    1. LD directed me to this one, though I knew about the coastal path walk. I should have spent more time in it though as it is quite large and I missed some amazing headstones. *See his blog for those.

  3. I will have to give the Dr Who conversation a miss too-can’t stand it.
    However, the photos worked well, as white stone can be tricky to expose correctly. I prefer the B+W shots for atmosphere; they tend to complement a cemetery setting.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

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