Thursday, 17 December 2009

Cimetière des Gonards IV: les angelots décédés

These little angels guard the tombs of toddlers who died in the 1940s.
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Ces petits anges gardent les tombes de tout petits enfants décédés dans les années 1940.

25 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful image, so sad and moving...

Bob Crowe said...

This looks just like the haunting cemeteries of New Orleans. A few of those tombstones are inscribed in French. All these places make us quiet.

brattcat said...

This is a moving shot, capturing the spirit perfectly.

Jacob said...

Back in the graveyard, eh? Lovely statue, gracing this ancient burial ground. Life is so short and fraught with uncertainty, that it seems such emblems of immortality help some folks get through their pain and grief.

Dina said...

The children's section, always the sad part of a cemetery. But this young angel is smiling. That helps.

Per Stromsjo said...

As close to b/w as one could get without actually shooting in b/w. Well done.

Olivier said...

une pensée de noël pour tous ces petits angelots.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» supposes these children were victims in one way or another of that horror we call World War II. «Louis» recently read a book about life in occupied and Vichy France during the war. What a horrible time for la belle France.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» meant to add that this is a very moving image, all the more so when we relate the angels to the children they are watching over.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love ANGELS and I believe they are taking care of us all the time!
Beautiful shot!
Lëia

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! Simply an amazing piece of Art.

B SQUARED said...

Very lovely! A beautiful tribute to the young "angels."

Halcyon said...

Awww... it's sad that some angels have to leave this earth so early. But what a wonderful way to remember them.

Andreea said...

The little white marble angels against the cold dark tombs. Beautiful, moving shot.

Birdman said...

Ya, over here in most older cemeteries there is a section set aside for their 'angels'.

tapirgal said...

You're going to make me cry. These little monuments are so touching, and it's nice that the children are remembered so beautifully. Your photo with the black background is thoughtful.

Re: reflections. I have so many reflection shots, but I forget to take part in the memes :) Maybe I'll remember this week. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

So sad, but a nice remembrance.

Bergson said...

belle pensée pour ce Noël

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such monuments help the grieving parents, I think. I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose a young child.

brattcat said...

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Catherine said...

Triste et touchant à la fois....

Tammie Lee said...

so sad, but sweet angels.

Virginia said...

Oh you did a beautiful job with this one. THe little angels are the hardest for me as well. Well done.
V

ρομπερτ said...

What an impressive photography. Guess we are all like one-winged angels, only able to fly while embracing eachother, throughout life and after.
Please have a wonderful Friday.

Suzanne said...

Certainly sad moments when an infant passes but what a grand thought to know that they are guarded by angels.