The cemetery of Mercatale in Tuscany

One afternoon my friend and I walked up to the cemetery of our village Mercatale.  A thunderstorm was on its’s way and we felt like this is the right time to pay a visit to such a place. Mercatale is a really tiny village …..not even to find on Google….. a quiet serene place where locals find their last rest presents an authentic cemetery. We were both struck by it’s peace and simplicity , by walking around we nearly studied each grave stone about every persons life span, photograph and titles.

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....this must be one of the oldest graves...no names.....

….this must be one of the oldest graves…no names…..

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Somehow since I was a child I felt a certain attraction to spend time at cemeteries; and many years ago I spend a whole week in Paris photographing at cemeteries…..

 I guess it is the stillness of time and peace….. A place were time becomes timeless……!

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In my photography work I thrive to capture the soul of the moment. I let my images speak the language of stillness and vibration, with that I leave my audience to find their own reflections and emotions. My approach in my work is to lead other's to their own imagination and freedom of dreams. I invite you to visit my web site www.corneliaweber-photography.com
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2 Responses to The cemetery of Mercatale in Tuscany

  1. Judi McKenzie says:

    Cemeteries are very interesting places to visit. These are very elaborately decorated with lots of fresh flowers. I think here in the US that it is done less and less. It use to be more traditional. Thanks again for sharing!

    • Judi, most of the flowers are silk flowers, because of the summer heat I guess, but they do look like real flowers. In the US. yes you might be right, but when I visit my brother and mother in laws grave site to my surprise I see a lot of fresh flowers, maybe because they are Persian peoples grave and their tradition for cemeteries is different. thanks for stopping by

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