Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day of the dead

Prosecco.
Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery (Osterreichischer Ungarischer Militar - Freidof)

Today is All Souls' Day, also known as the Day of the Dead, an official holiday on the Catholic calendar, held on November 2 each year. A day when families gather in the cemeteries to visit their beloved departed.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Under each stone is a person who saw, smelled, heard, cried, laughed, felt, whispered, yelled and would trade places with you in a second. In time, even the stone will disappear and that person will be forgotten. Nobody alive today even saw them, or knew about them.

Bolina Stretta said...

What a wonderful picture. It reflects the feeling of the day, somber, peace, tranquility.

A far cry from the chaos of Halloween.

Well done !

BundaWAH said...

Hey, you are right, we have same idea for today photo. Yours is superb !

Federico said...

Impressive and wonderful picture!

tr3nta said...

looks like and landart work... all prairie cementers do...

Anonymous said...

Oesterreichisch-Ungarischer Militaerfriedhof :-)

Love your site. Greetings from another immigrated Triestino.