Friday, June 22, 2012

Rookwood Necropolis (Cemetery) Lidcombe. 22nd June 2012

Agave. Probably a good idea at the time.
 Rookwood Necropolis is one of Australia's oldest cemeteries, and, at 283 hectares (700 acres), is one of the largest burial grounds in the world. Over 800,000 people have been interred within it's grounds since it was established in 1886. The original 81 hectare (200 acres) is subject to a Permanent Conservation Order and represents the largest, and one of the finest, surviving examples of a Victorian public cemetery anywhere in the world.
So it was on a windy, cold and cloudy winters day that I went to find out what lives in the world of the dead.
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Vinca minor

All tied down.
Cheerful Jonquils
Beauty in a old rose garden.

I don't know what this is, looks like sugar popcorn
that's been cut open.

Bulbil Watsonia


I don't know.

Lemon-scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) blown to
the ground by the wind.
Acacia sp.
Mother-of-millions run wild.
Jonquil, happy faces in a sad place.
Real and not real.
Honey Suckle
Cotoneaster berries
Norfolk Island Pine
This plant, which had dark blue/black berries, was wide
spread through the grounds.
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1 comment:

  1. Would have been disappointed if there wasn't at least plastic flower in there :-) L'l Brudda