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Blocks

Residential Blocks for the deceased.

 

The rows and columns of the tombs in some way, echo the neat and orderly arrangement of blocks of high-rise apartments. Most bodies from the burial grounds were exhumed and the cremated ashes were placed into urns that are buried under the nearly 3000 graves. The residents (live ones) of this vicinity do not seem to mind staying next door to a cemetery, although there easily may be individuals who may give a wide berth to this place if they need to make a midnight errand.

Blocks

Residential Blocks for the deceased.

 

The rows and columns of the tombs in some way, echo the neat and orderly arrangement of blocks of high-rise apartments. Most bodies from the burial grounds were exhumed and the cremated ashes were placed into urns that are buried under the nearly 3000 graves. The residents (live ones) of this vicinity do not seem to mind staying next door to a cemetery, although there easily may be individuals who may give a wide berth to this place if they need to make a midnight errand.

comments (17)

What, if anything, do the stones on top of the gravestones signify, Ayush?
Ayush Basu: If it something like an attendance register, Frank. When the kin visit, they place the stones as an indication that indeed they paid their respects and so on, Frank.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Dec 2016, 05:02
Je trouve bien lorsque toutes les tombes sont identiques.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2016, 06:28
You either like or don't like graveyards Ayush. I rather like them myself
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Dec 2016, 07:10
I like looking around graveyards. IT makes me think about the sort of lives that the deceased had and sometimes in tears when I see a grave of a very young child.
I also enjoy looking round graveyards and reading what is on the headstones. As Alan says some of the stories they tell can be very moving
I love that a few have stones on them.
It's certainly a delight for photographers. I like the idea of the stones although sadly a lot of them are without.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Dec 2016, 16:07
This is amazing. I have been at many cemeteries with a lot of grave-stones. This is impressive. I like to walk cemeteries, don't ask why... ('nice and quiet'...
a startling comparison...
I love your composition, Ayush. Fascinating info...
Maybe not as "beautiful" as the rows and rows of white crosses like at the Arlington Cemetery in America, Ayush, but "beautiful" in their own way. There's something to say for the uniformity?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2016, 11:14
You just have to keep on believing that dead people are dead - then there will be no issue smile I like the diagonal lines you have drawn here.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 12 Dec 2016, 12:29
i was wondering how the bodies FIT... for some reason these markers look very small... it makes for a wild photograph tho!!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2016, 23:49
These grave stones are very different to the ones we have in the west. But they are lined up in the same way, row on row...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Dec 2016, 00:05
A brilliant composition, Ayush.
Very interesting shot and info.
Ayush Basu: And this happened to be not too far from my home and I was unaware of it, Jacquelyn. I am still finding out new stuff about my neighbourhood.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 16 Dec 2016, 07:11
I suppose traditionally we have had our churchyards here in the centre of the villages for well over a thousand years

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