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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Shadows over Hyde Cemetery


Looking over Hyde Cemetery from its Southern entrance off Back Bower Lane.

Down the path on the right lies the remants of the cemetery chapel now demolished.

See how it looked under snow in February 2009.

See also how it looked on Monday, 31st January 2000 when the jury at Preston Crown Court convicted Harold Shipman of 15 murders and of forging a will.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday and Taphophile Tragics.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely old cemetery and wonderful shadow shots for the day! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. A double way - into the photo, the is. Very nice.

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  3. This is beautiful. I really like cemeteries and find a certain peace about them.

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  4. Very nice composition.

    Regards and best wishes

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  5. what a picture perfect shadow shot of the cementary.

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  6. I simply LOVE this! Nuff said!

    John

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  7. Great shadows -- they make a nice frame to the brightly lit plot in the middle. One of the shadows in the foreground looks a bit like a stick figure striding along.

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  8. It so peace and quiet in a way.

    Happy SSS...

    Blessings,
    /CC

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  9. This is very pretty, Gerald, and with a commanding view. I gather, from the width of the carriageways, that cars are allowed through the cemetery. I liked the snow picture (even though your imprint spoils it!!). However, the 'shipman' image could not be found.

    I wanted to get a google satellite view of the entire cemetery, but could not work out which Hyde Cemetery was the correct one. Is it on Greenhill Road?

    Thanks for this contribution. Like yourself, I am hoping the portal is up and going by the end of this weekend. I suspect the 'team' are sick of it by now!!

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    1. There was an error in the Shipman link (I missed out a quote-mark!) - now corrected - the snowy photo without overlaying text can be viewed here and the 2000 shot also at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/807684 - scroll down one one of the geograph pages and you'll find a link to google-maps - I suspect you were searching for some other Hyde Cemetery - this is the one in Hyde, Cheshire!

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    2. Only corteges and cemetery vehicles are allowed into the cemetery - private vehicles must park near the main entrance on Stockport Road.

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  10. beautiful composition ! I like the way the shadows all converge towards the graves ...

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  11. Lovely shadows from the cemetery. There sure are a lot of headstones in such a small area.

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  12. Captured beautifully! Thank you for your gorgeous contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.


    Shadows of Nothingness, have a blessed Sunday!
    Rose

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  13. Love the perspective of the photo! It seems the lens has captured the graves wrapped in a heart shape created by the drive! Very interesting! And love the criss-crossing shadows!

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  14. What a gorgeous capture of shadow, light and life...life in varied forms. Beautiful.

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  15. Which path shall I take? The right or the left? Either way, I'm sure I'll see wondrous shadows.

    Shadowy Poppy

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