Westchester Center Cemetery - 1732 - Click To Enlarge

Westchester Center Cemetery – 1732

“As you are so were we”, “As we are you must be”

Timothy Bartholomue – June 16 1776

This is a variation of a quote used on headstones for over 200 hundred years. I have a version, shot with film 30 years ago , from a marker in Cape Cod dated 1853. I found one here recently also.

Westchester Center Cemetery - 1732 - Click To Enlarge
Westchester Center Cemetery – 1732 – Click To Enlarge

The original verse, a bit different due to changes in the English language, dates to 1376, on the tomb of Edward the dark prince of England. He was the first Duke Of Cornwall. Not highly thought of for a long time, hence the nice nick name.

Westchester Center Cemetery - 1732 - Click To Enlarge
Westchester Center Cemetery – 1732 – Click To Enlarge

There is something of a pull from these old cemeteries. I must have photographed 6 or 7 this summer alone.

Westchester Center Cemetery - 1732 - Click To Enlarge
Westchester Center Cemetery – 1732 – Click To Enlarge

No matter how many photographs I take, rarely are they processed in color. Even here I dropped the exposure down significantly on the ones I did use as color.

Come winter, white snow, I may revisit a few to see how they photograph with snow and the minimal color left.

 

 

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