01 October 2007

Daily Photo Theme Day: Cemeteries/Tombstones



Monaco's cemetery is situated just below the Princess Grace Hospital. Not the greatest placement of a hospital, I'd venture to say. Perhaps there was no choice - the Principality of Monaco, after all, is very small. So there you are, sick in your hospital bed - you look out of the window and there before you is the glorious Mediterranean, but look down and you realise you are staring at descending terraces of graves. Several famous people are buried in the graveyard: Josephine Baker, the entertainer and Leo Ferré, the designer amongst them. This grave belongs to the Famille Ange Giordino. I'll post more photos from this beautiful cemetery over the coming days.

Today, being the 1st of the month, is Daily Photo Theme Day. Do please take time to visit the other cities in the Daily Photo family taking part in today's theme:

St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, Netherlands - Selma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Zurich, Switzerland - Budapest, Hungary - Paris, France - Saigon, Vietnam

22 comments:

Sally said...

Maybe lookign out might inspire you to get better? I didn't know Josephine Baker was there.

Sydney Daily Photo

Olivier said...

elle est sobre et elle est tres belle avec cette lumiere. elle me fait un peu penser a la statue du Telethon qui se trouve à Evry.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Nice perspective, with the statue reaching for the beautiful sky.

Kate said...

Your commentary does make one pause a bit! It's a huge statue, and I wonder what the figure at the base is supposed to represent?

alice said...

I've already notice that French cemeteries very often are near an hospital...Very catholic, this huge statue, don't you think so?

isabella said...

I agree with Sally - it would inspire me to get well sooner ;-)

isabella said...

I did not finish my thought - to quote Woody Allen "It's not that I am afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens" ;-)

Kim said...

Such grace and beauty out of stone! Spectacular photo for our theme day. I just love it.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

NorthBayPhoto said...

Perhaps it is not such a depressing view to look out and see such a peaceful cemetery. I'm sure with the cemetery below the hospital, it means it is a little quieter for the patients.

Great photo.

Rambling Round said...

This monument is inspiring! If I were seriously ill in that hospital and looked down upon this statue, I would probably contemplate the course of my life so far.

Neva said...

A wonderful statue...I love them... and perhaps it was just easier to bury them from the hospital when they didn't improve!

slinger said...

great perspective, the hands reaching to the sky. very well done.

Clueless in boston said...

It's surprising so many cemeteries I'm seeing today with such great locations. Great exposure of the angel.

Felicia said...

Nice shot Jilly. The perspective adds to her angelic-ness.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

The Giordinos must be a fairly prosperous family. The angel statue looks beautiful.

As for the hospital next to the cemetery, like you said, maybe there wasn't much choice to the matter.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I like this picture. Good choice.

Lezard said...

What a nice place to be buried in...

Lynette said...

Exquisite. Would that we all had such an angel looking towards heaven for us. I must believe that we do, to tell you the truth.

Michelle said...

Such a lovely photo, I love how she's framed by the clouds. Almost looks like she has a halo. :)

• Eliane • said...

Léo Ferré is a singer, no? I guess the emplacement is quiet practical but oh so morbid!

travelphilippines said...

mmmm thats kinda scary hospital near a cemetery but it can inspire to get better however hehe.

julia said...

Touching, beseeching. Unlike the venus di milo, both arms still intact. Vandalism can be a problem.

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