Monday, October 01, 2007

Theme Day: Cemeteries & Tombstones

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It's October 1st, and that means first of the month theme day for the City Daily Photo Bloggers. 103 of our over 200 members have chosen to show you what graveyards in our cities have to reveal. Here in Seattle there are several really lovely cemeteries. One of the most visited is Lake View Cemetery on Capital Hill where the incredible martial arts film star Bruce Lee's grave site is. I took this detail shot in the rain yesterday evening. This memorial stone is almost as tall as I am! For a full view of the side by side memorials for Bruce and his son, Brandon Bruce Lee, please visit my More Seattle Stuff page.

Hey, before you take a trip around the globe to grave sites and cemeteries in the other international cities below, please take a moment to leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by. And as you visit the other cities, remember that there are time zone differences, so if you don't find a photo up now, check back there later in the day.

St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USABoston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Anderson (SC), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, Netherlands - Selma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Zurich, Switzerland - Budapest, Hungary - Paris, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Grenoble, France - Zurich, Switzerland - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Sequim (WA), USA - Chicago (IL), USA -

31 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime la simplicité de ce tombeau. un bel hommage à ce grand homme.


I like the simplicity of this tomb. a beautiful homage to this great man.

Kim said...

Merci Olivier!
-KIm

Lavenderlady said...

Hi Kim! Now, I was taking mental bets as to whom you might post that was/is famous in Seattle...and this one went right off my radar. It is a great stone.

Kim said...

Well Norma, Jimi Hendrix grave is down in Renton, and Kurt Cobain doesn't have a grave. I'm trying to think of some other Seattlites of notoriety, other than founders, etc. Who were you thinking of?
-Kim

Marie said...

Kim, vous semblez bien parler le français! Interesting tombstone. I didn't know Bruce Lee had been buried in Seattle. Every time I visit your blog I am sad when I think I turned down an offer to go and teach at Seattle university a few years ago. It was just a one-year job, and at the time my back hurt a lot and I feared I might not "look healthy" :-)) I wish I had said yes!!!!

Jilly said...

Had no idea Bruce Lee was buried in Seattle. Also I've never seen a red tombstone before - all very impressive.

Bergson said...

A stele really too large!! It must see entry of the cemetery

Kate said...

Thanks for your note on my blog re. your father's gravesite. My hat is off to him! Your choice for Seattle today is perfect!

Geologychick said...

Very sad that he and his son died so young. Thanks for sharing this shot!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

He was such a powerful symbol to many people. Now I know where his grave is.

Moi said...

I came, I saw and I am leaving a comment behind :)
I had no idea that Bruce Lee's grave sits in Seattle......it's a revelation to me ......and I am glad you featured it here ...

AlfaMike said...

I enjoy your pictures each day. Keep up the good work!

Felicia said...

Very nice Kim! Red marble is the way to go. I was surprised to learn how young he was when he died. I like your photo of the two markers together too.

jelvistar said...

Kung Fu! Great choice for today's theme.

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slinger said...

no kidding, Bruce Lee is buried in Seattle. I would have never guessed this.

Hyde DP said...

Hi Kim - you are #78 on my list -- I haven't missed you off at all.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Add me to the "didn't know that" list. And the other shot of the two stones together is great also ... in b/w I never would have guessed that the marker is red.

iBlowfish said...

I guess this is a good theme for a famous people grave. Very interesting, nice shot!

NancyN said...

You have an interesting eye which I enjoy daily - including today.

Neva said...

wow....I have never seen a headstone like this...pretty glitzy. nice.

Lynette said...

I had just finished looking/reading San Diego Daily Photo's post before I checked my e-mail and found your comment. You are so right about its being even more tragic than what I copied and pasted for everyone to read at my blogs about Lone Fir Cemetery.

I cannot wait to show your theme day post (and the extra) to my sons. Thank you for going out into the rain to get the photos.

I know I'll enjoy your Flickr bridge photos! Thanks for telling me about them.

Lessie said...

Wow! I've never seen a marker in red before! It really makes an impression. I like the addition of the picture as well.

PaB said...

Red tombstone.
Yellow sunflowers.
Green grass.
Bruce Lee is gone.

Happy theme day.

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous photo--all textures and colors, it's very striking!

Thanks for your visit to Arlington DP!

Keropok Man said...

Oh! Now I know where Bruce Lee's tomb is!

Happy Theme Day!

Susan said...

I love red, it makes a striking photo. I am a traditionalist though and I think I care more for the old granite stone gravemarkers. I love it in B&W.

• Eliane • said...

It is an original color for a tomb. I like it.

travelphilippines said...

yes indeed a very beautiful tomb bit girly but its great.

Bernt Seipl said...

A big stone for a big star, is that what you say ? Looks quite simple, even if it's big.

lv2scpbk said...

This is one of my son's favorite stars.

Kim said...

I'm surprised how many folks thought the color of the granite to be unusual. Had it not been wet with rain it might have looked more pink than reddish. I have see this color stone used in many graveyard monuments. It might also interest you to know that red is a favored and powerful color in Chinese American culture and not "girly" at all. Thanks so much for all your comments!