Waverley Cemetery Panorama

Stone tombs
Looking out
Over an endless ocean:
They still remember

Took this panorama looking out across Waverley Cemetery and the ocean during the Bondi to Bronte beach walk we did last week. It’s a very peaceful spot and one of my favourites along the entire walk; the view is spectacular and I often like to stop there for a few minutes to think and enjoy the peace and quiet.

I know a lot of people find cemeteries quite eerie places but I’ve always found them interesting, particularly as subjects for photography and my writing. As a child we lived next to the cemetery at St. Jude’s Church while my parents worked there as vergers and I remember thinking about all the tombs and how sometimes they almost seemed like trees, listening silently to the world go by. I’m often reminded of that when walking past Waverley Cemetery as well, with all the old tombs looking out across the ocean, and that’s what inspired the haiku.

You can click on the photo to make it larger to see it in more detail as well.

Photo and haiku © CJ Levinson 2012

3 thoughts on “Waverley Cemetery Panorama

  1. An amazing picture and a lovely haiku to match.
    I agree with you on cemetaries, they feel inpirational and nostalgic all at once. Of course at night time I join the rest of the world in thinking they’re creepy.

  2. These panoramas (panorami? lol) of yours are quite remarkable. This one, with the blue blue water and the walkway, and the cemetery to the left really captures the imagination. The haiku is so apt (in my life) right now.

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