Day 116 365 Photos Theme #344 Up on Top

25 04 2009

Headstone On Top, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

It is the custom to put a rock UP ON TOP of a Jewish Headstone when you go to visit the grave. It is to let others know that there have been visitors. It is perhaps based on the early graves that were marked with mounds of stones.

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5 responses

27 04 2009
Julie McLeod

That is a really interesting custom. Your shot is really nice – I like the tight crop and the shiny stones against the blue sky…

26 04 2009
Karen S. (klsbear)

A touching tradition – well composed with the blue sky framing the stones.

26 04 2009
barbs

Thanx for the history lesson. Great shot! I love this one

25 04 2009
tmcchesney

You taught me something new – never knew that! What a fabulous take on the theme, and wow, love this image!!

25 04 2009
Danudin

Top take that.

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