South Hedland Cemetery
When I walked around Perth 2 weeks ago, I saw an very old, but sadly closed, cemetery near the center of the city. The contrast between “green” european cemeteries and desert like cemeteries in australia fascinated me. During my work, I drove past the south hedland cemetery many times during the day, because it is right at the highway. From the far, it just seems deserted and torn down, but when I visited it today, I saw that it is still beeing used as an active cemetery, as some of the graves where only 1/2 years old. Nevertheless, the huge contrast between the park like cemeteries in europe, where people go in just for a walk, and the lonely little & desert like cemetery in an australian working town hit me quite hard.
Posted on November 19, 2011, in landscape and tagged 50mm f1.8, architecture, australia, b/w, black and white, black and white photography, canon, Canon 5D Mark II, cemeteries, cemetery, dead, death, foto, fotografi, grave, graveyard, Michael Hornbogen, photo, photography, port hedland, south hedland, still life, wa, western australia. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.