Saturday, 19 May 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday: Sun Cross

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Visiting a cemetery, my eyes fell on this unusual old grave cross casting a distinct shadow on the ground. I can’t recall having seen this exact shape of sun cross before.

For Shadow Shot Sunday 2

PS. Gemma suggested in a comment I should also link this post to Taphophile Tragics, so why not… (The location is Fristad, Västergötland, Sweden)

18 comments:

  1. I've never seen anything like this in a cemetery before - it's beautiful! Made a great shadow, too.

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  2. I love it!! The shadow is better than the real thing.

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  3. I agree, the shadow is better than the real thing! Such an unusual piece for a cemetery! I love it! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

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  4. What an unusual grave cross. The grave is unusual too.

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  5. I too have never seen anything like it in a cemetery.

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  6. very interesting piece...old cemeteries are great!!

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  7. Intriguing cross. At first I thought it was some sort of Celtic cross, then I thought no, pagan. But, to be honest, I have no idea. It's great and has a great shadow, whatever it symbolises.

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  8. A very unusual cross shape but it has a sense of light in the sun shape! Love the detailed shadow it casts! Julie at Taphophile Tragics would love this to be linked to her meme on Monday/Tuesdays! And perhaps mention the location of the cemetery!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, I might do that if I can hold the thought in mind until then. I never really considered myself a taphophile... Actually I only just recently learned the word! However, in the last few years I've had reason to wander about on a few cemeteries. This one I came across in the village cemetery where my parents and several ancestors of older generations are buried.

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  9. Most unusual grave maker. Also, not many people find shadows in a cemetery.

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  10. I really like this....I did a cemetery shadow this week also.

    My Shadow Link: OLD RUGGED CROSS - do stop by if you have some time.

    Have a great Sunday!!

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  11. the cross and its shadow are wonderful
    joyful actually although that might seem wrong for a cemetary I think it's lovely

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  12. you find THE MOST interesting shadows. i have never seen a cross like this. very interesting and really beautiful to

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  13. I am sure there is an interesting history to this unusual cross. it makes for a great shadow.

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  14. Fantastic picture, beautiful cross. I wonder who laids beneath it.

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  15. Beautiful cross, tiny grave, wonder if it is for a child? Nice pic.

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  16. I'm glad Gemma suggested you add this to TT. The sun cross is a very unique marker. Makes me wonder who lies there and whether whoever chose this marker anticipated the shadow it would cast.

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  17. Oh, what joy that Gemma suggested you join us. This sun cross is just perfect. I feel sure it has something symbolic to do with shadows and the angle of the sun. Its own little Stonehenge! It certainly appears to be the marker for a small child. And not of recent vintage.

    Thank you for joining us and I do hope to see your name on our list again in the near future.

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