the Cemetery image thread....

May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Being the superintendent of three cemeteries this is a special thread. I am not a real Cemetery visitor, even where my Wife and family are. On occasion I will stop in, I don't know what to do or say because no one is there. They watch over me every day because I feel them around me. I am a protector of the families deceased markers and memories. This job has meant more to me than any other I've had, and it pays me less than any of them. I have shed more tears of sadness over the grief I witnessed when a child is buried and many smiles of thanks from the families that are truly grateful for the job we do. Only one more year and I will hand this job off to my young assistant. I will miss helping the families.
 
May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Took a walk with my daughter in Mt Auburn again last night after dinner. She carries my old Nikon superzoom compact, and I use the X-T1
I love the shot of your daughter, she looks like a natural. My grandson is interested in anything I do so I let him try my D300 a while back. It's a little much for him at the moment, he'll be 4 in Oct. so I will be looking for a used Fuji for him. The 35 f2 will be perfect. Right now he keeps me in shape as I jog he rides his bike with me and cuts me off if I try to get ahead. I'm not supposed to win you know .:biggrin::2thumbs:
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
124
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew
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William Watson (1864-1938) Modern Gravestone - Detail - FCHW-07-01 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Project: Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk: Location No. 23 William Watson (1864 -1938), food wholesaler and politician

This photo documents the grave site (No. B 167) of Mr William Watson. William Watson was born at Peg Leg near Bendigo and he arrived in Western Australia in 1895 with his family, a little capital and a horse and cart.

Watson opened his first grocery and tea rooms at the corner of High and Market Streets in Fremantle. More shops followed. He switched his major interest to manufacturing bacon, hams and small-goods at a factory and abattoir in Hamilton Hill. The enterprise also diversified to making butter and cheese under the Watsonia label. Watsonia is still a leading brand today.

Known as “Old Bill”, Watson became wealthy, but was always regarded as a good bloke in egalitarian Fremantle. He was conservative politically, but gave freely to the families of the radical Fremantle Lumpers’ Union during strikes.

Watson disliked political parties. He was elected as the independent Federal member for Fremantle in 1922 and again in 1925 when he defeated Labor’s John Curtin by 6000 votes. He did not stand in 1928 and Curtin won. When William Watson died, John Curtin was a pallbearer at his Fremantle funeral. “He was a generous and friendly opponent,” Curtin said.

Source: Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail One
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
124
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew
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William Watson (1864-1938) Modern Gravestone - Wide - FCHW-07-02 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Project: Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk: Location No. 23 William Watson (1864 -1938), food wholesaler and politician

This photo documents the grave site (No. B 167) of Mr William Watson. William Watson was born at Peg Leg near Bendigo and he arrived in Western Australia in 1895 with his family, a little capital and a horse and cart.

Watson opened his first grocery and tea rooms at the corner of High and Market Streets in Fremantle. More shops followed. He switched his major interest to manufacturing bacon, hams and small-goods at a factory and abattoir in Hamilton Hill. The enterprise also diversified to making butter and cheese under the Watsonia label. Watsonia is still a leading brand today.

Known as “Old Bill”, Watson became wealthy, but was always regarded as a good bloke in egalitarian Fremantle. He was conservative politically, but gave freely to the families of the radical Fremantle Lumpers’ Union during strikes.

Watson disliked political parties. He was elected as the independent Federal member for Fremantle in 1922 and again in 1925 when he defeated Labor’s John Curtin by 6000 votes. He did not stand in 1928 and Curtin won. When William Watson died, John Curtin was a pallbearer at his Fremantle funeral. “He was a generous and friendly opponent,” Curtin said.

Source: Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail One
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
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Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew
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Panthéon - PARIS-2018-78 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

On our Paris Charms & Secrets electric bike tour of Paris we visited the Panthéon where recently Simone Veil was buried (along with her husband Antonine Veil as a mark of respect).

It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

By burying its great people in the Panthéon, the France nation acknowledges the honour it received from them. As such, interment here is severely restricted and is allowed only by a parliamentary act for "National Heroes.”

More details at Panthéon - Wikipedia
 

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