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vawendy


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Challenge: Summertime Meals II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Date: Jul 4, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2013

Wanted to do something different. This is in Hollywood cemetery in Richmond -- one of the most interesting cemeteries I've been in.

It has two presidents: James Monroe and John Tyler. Jefferson Davis is buried here, along with J.E.B Stuart, George Pickett, and 25 southern generals.

There is a monument to 18,000 confederate enlisted men buried there. (all amazing to a transplanted Northerner, but a good reminder of just how involved Virginia was in the War.)

There are a number of ghosts that haunt it. And this statue of the weeping woman is particularly compelling. The inscription is just as compelling, but I can't remember it. I'll have to ask my daughter -- she has it written down.

We go to the cemetery when we're in Richmond, because she likes to collect names for stories.

Thanks for all the comments! It was particularly hard to process this because of the lighting.

Btw, We did have a picnic in the cemetery after taking the shot. I'm not sure why the dead have the best views -- but this cemetery is no exception. It's high on a hill overlooking the James River.

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07/15/2013 03:36:44 AM
Congrats on TT Wendy. What an interesting shot - and story. Cemeteries are so fascinating (and yes, usually well situated.)
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07/13/2013 08:25:00 PM
Oh cool! Thanks to both of you! I'm glad to have the rest of the story!
07/13/2013 12:35:17 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Maz001 Got it!! (how did you know??)

Anyway, the interesting this is -- there is no woman's grave next to it. I wonder if she didn't go to him...?


According to this link, a woman named Alice Haxell was first married to William Worthington (grave in your photo). She remarried to William Haxell. All three are buried next to each other with Alice Haxell in the middle.

Eta: Link to Capt William Nicholas Worthington.

Message edited by author 2013-07-13 12:45:27.
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07/12/2013 10:25:51 PM
Maz001 Got it!! (how did you know??)

Anyway, the interesting this is -- there is no woman's grave next to it. I wonder if she didn't go to him...?
07/12/2013 11:13:01 AM
"I shall go to him, But he shall not return to me".
Beautiful image. I like the lighting a lot. I also like how the red pops.
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07/12/2013 12:29:36 AM
Thanks for the story, still surprise this did not beat me



Message edited by author 2013-07-12 01:12:17.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2013 11:38:59 PM
Great shot and Great idea.
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07/11/2013 11:34:59 PM
The green hues are just too good here to ignore, the dappled watermelon lighting, a macabre feast for the senses.
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07/11/2013 11:19:52 PM
Look at that big bruise on her leg, hehe. Not sure why your daughter is eating a summer meal in a cemetry kind of spooky. The red pops.
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07/07/2013 09:41:50 AM
most unique of the many watermelon entries
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07/06/2013 11:06:24 AM
Wow, very artistic for watermelon :)
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07/06/2013 10:17:25 AM
WOW - in my top 5!
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