Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Sunday Creative: Obsolete

This is a view of the Bayside Cemetery in Queens.  This photo--taken with my iPhone from the moving A train--does not do it justice.  It's a beautiful old cemetery that has been there since about 1865.  Today, there are sections completely overgrown with weeds, shrubs and trees but it is really fascinating to look at.


No offense to the souls resting here, but I thought this might fit in nicely with the "obsolete" theme for The Sunday Creative this week.  Thanks to Justine for hosting this month for Maegan.

13 comments:

Andrea said...

We have a very cool old cemetery like that in our neighborhood, it's like a block and a half away from my house. Apparently it's one of the oldest in the county and has civil war soldiers buried there. Of course it's gated up and no one is allowed in. Kind of too bad. But still very intriguing.

justine said...

This does look a fascinating place and your glimpse definitely makes me want to see more. I love you have put it in black and white too, it adds to the mystery.

Ashley Sisk said...

I've heard that in some old cemeteries that after a while, the bodies are removed to make room for more. So in this case, this cemetery is not obsolete.

Jamie said...

I love this! I love your subject and your treatment - so moody and gloomy.

R Montalban said...

I like graveyards.

Cherry said...

Really atmospheric and interesting shot - I really like it for the stories it hints at and the images it presents. Cherry XXX

Jen said...

beautiful story here.

Martin H. said...

Intentionally or not, you have captured the cemetery in a kind of ghostly haze. Very atmospheric.

Krystal said...

I LIKE a lot pics from moving trains :)

Dorian Susan said...

Really love this shot....a sense of nostalgia and mystery. Missed obsolete this week....rats. Glad you squeaked in before Sunday. I always enjoy seeing your takes on Meagen's prompts.

Anika said...

I like the shot with the movement...adds to the mood. LOVE it!

Margaret Bednar said...

I think the moving train added immensely to the feel of this photo. Definitely an old world feel and obsolete is perfect. Great use of the word.

Susan said...

"Perhaps" your shot doesn't do this ancient boneyard justice, but you do your iPhone - and to shoot from a moving train is pure bliss. Looks like a Diana shot. <3