Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Super old graves in Tappan
This is by far my favorite. I love that you can still see the lines they used to keep the lettering straight. I guess they never thought of a chalkbox or masking tape.
And the image at the top of this is amazing. I kind of wish the lichen wasn't there so I could see it more clearly. Hey, did you know that lichens are a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae and that some lichens...ah, lichens obviously need their own post. Look for that soon.
The lichen must be periodically cleaned off these markers, I'm surprised that really only one had so much on it.
The lettering is so clear and crisp here I thought my eyes were playing a trick on me with the angle of the sunlight. It was actually ridiculously clear on many of the stones and with the sun hitting it from the side it looked so beautiful. Click on the picture and look up close. Wow.
I wonder who these people were. Even though they died so many years ago, many of them lived into their 70s. Gerry, didn't you used to play poker with a few of these guys?
Posted by Jenni at 6:35 PM