Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sepia Scenes #36: Oakwood Cemetery


"Bring Out Your Dead"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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Raleigh's oldest private non-profit cemetery -- and its most historic -- is Oakwood Cemetery in the eastern quarter of town. Stretching for 102 acres, the graveyard contains a Confederate cemetery on the original 2 1/2 acres given to the city by Henry Mordecai in 1867. Mordecai deed the land to the city specifically for that purpose and an estimated 1500 Confederate dead are interred there.Violence UnSilenced
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12 comments:

magiceye said...

sombrely attractive

Shadow said...

love it!

Ralph said...

Old burial grounds and sepia seem a perfect match. The old seems livelier, the monochrome allowing us to better investigate the old stones. Nice!

James said...

Cemeteries especially old ones look so right in sepia. Nice choice.

Vita Stunder said...

There are something really special about old cemeteries..
I find peace walking around in places like this.
But I'm a bit odd of course ;)

I love this shot!
Gorgeous sepia!

Hugs, Anna

ewok1993 said...

peace seems to abound in old cemeteries.

Karen ~Georgia Angel aka ~Leah Rose's Mom said...

Very cool photo!
http://www.ageorgiaangel.com/blog/?p=1040

Carletta said...

That's a lot of confederate soldiers in one place.
Nice treatment of sepia toning.

napaboaniya said...

I'm back from vacation!! :P
Non profit cemetery...hmmm I wonder how does profit cemetery run the system as well.

hip chick said...

I love that you got the gates. they look great in sepia.

maryt/theteach said...

You know I love cemeteries, Mojo! And of course the gates look marvelous in sepia! :)

Julie said...

Wonderful shot of the old gates, they look correct in sepia.