Looking Back

The reflections in these puddles and the subject matter of the Cathays Cemetery made me think that while putting the blog posts together for this week, I have mostly been looking back, if only to Saturday – so now to look forward!

Despite the cold on Saturday, I really liked this cemetery and I hope that you can see from the previous images through the week, that it has many different aspects to it. I must visit again in the late Spring or Summer to enjoy it in better conditions.

Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery

On a different note Рsometimes, as on this occasion, I compile a few posts all at the same time and scheduled them to go out through the week. It was been a pleasure to do so this time to the music of Carla Bley (have fun on her website :-)). Anyone else enjoy her music?

The Audience and the Districts

These graves look like they have an excellent view of the event – whatever that may be! They make me think of a concert in the park where everyone brings a picnic and enjoys the event from deck chairs. In Britain they would have brought umbrellas as well ūüôā

Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff has many aspects to it.

Cathays Cemetery

The Audience

Cathays Cemetery

Some hide away

Some prefer to be more private and hide away amongst the greenery.

This cemetery has it all, even a “downtown” area with sky scrapers!

Cathays Cemetery

Downtown at the cemetery

Tomb of the Bishop – Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

Bishop John Cuthbert Hedley was quite a guy if you judge by the stature of his tomb in Cathays Cemetery. I wonder if he would get such a piece of architecture these days? (see Monday’s post, “When was the last time . . . “)

tomb

The Tomb of the Bishop John Cuthbert Hedley

tomb

The Tomb of the Bishop

Start of the Tour – Cathays Cemetery

The prompt to this weeks blog posts were the Angels in yesterdays post.

So, going back to the beginning, todays images are of the entrance to the cemetery which, although in need of some maintenance, is still an impressive structure and suggests, even before you enter, the size and importance of the cemetery.

All photos taken on my iPhone.

Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery Entrance

Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

Inside the secondary entrance to the cemetery

Entrance detail

Entrance detail

Cathays Cemetery

Strange place for a tree!

When was the last time . . .

. . . you saw tombstones on this scale made in recent years?

I am going to be looking around Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff this week. By that I mean I had a walk around the cemetery on Saturday (in the bitter cold!) and one of the the first things that struck me was the scale of these angels and some of the other tombstones from the past. Ahh! They don’t make them like that any more. ūüôā

All photos taken on my iPhone.

Angel

Angel

Angel

Angel

imperial

Less Angelic, more imperial