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Springthorpe Memorial, Kew cemetery

The other week we went to the Boroondara (Kew) cemetery to look at the Springthorpe Memorial,which was one of the most expensive and extravagant memorials ever built in Australia. Built by Dr Springthorpe in memory of his young wife. this is the stained glass roof of the memorial, whch in the sunlight creates a red gow on the statues underneath it

Quite interesting history behind the Springthorpe Memorial, and Dr Springthorpe was very interesting character as well
An article from the age newspaper:
Magnificent obsession
Wikipedia article:
Springthorpe_Memorial
Springthorpe Memorial

Springthorpe Memorial


Springthorpe Memorial

Springthorpe Memorial

Springthorpe Memorial

Springthorpe Memorial

Springthorpe Memorial

Springthorpe Memorial


and a few other memorial graves in the cemetery
Cherubs

Dog

Kew Cemetery

Angel

Comments

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andricongirl
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
thanks.
yes you really need the sun to be in perfect place, right above and bright to get the nice red glow over the statues. it was a little cloudy the day we went and i some pics then the clouds came over , after walking rounf the rest of the cemetery the sun was out again and i got a few more nice shots half then
rilestar
Jan. 11th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
You're probably bored by my limited vocab when it comes to commenting, but I'm here to say - again - great pics! If you'd only suck for a change you might get more interesting comments... just a thought.
andricongirl
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
hah , ill post some crappier pics next time ;p
p_cat
Jan. 11th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Ha - this was my hangout as a baby goth. We used to sneak in at night over the front fence when I was about 16. Two of these photos are almost identical (although far more skilled, of course) to ones I took there years ago.

It's such a lovely cemetery. My mum's family grave is there.
andricongirl
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
I think everyone gets the same photos of the memorials as i did :P
tcpip
Jan. 11th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. Did you go to the Syme Memorial as well?
andricongirl
Jan. 12th, 2010 10:55 am (UTC)
yeah we looked at that as well, but i didnt really get any good shots of it
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