Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Out of the Jurisdiction: St. Johannis



My blog sub-header says "Photographs from central Connecticut and other places I go."  Here is another place I went.

In June I was in Germany for a week.  While looking for an ATM in Nuremberg, I saw a high wall across the street, with flowers visible through the gates.  Crossing the street for a closer look, I discovered the historic church and cemetery at St. Johannis.  Isn't it breathtaking?  I was stunned.

This post is linked to Taphophile Tragics and Ruby Tuesday 2.

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

So nice to see this place with so many beautiful flowers! :)
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Great find Jack!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Cemeteries are indeed photogenic.

Yesterday's Dear Abby column discussed a problem of people stealing flowers from cemeteries, and the letter writer asked if she should add poison ivy to her flower arrangements for her family's graves. Abby advised against it.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Gorgeous! Those "finds" make a trip memorable.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So many low profile tombstones Jack and then there's the very tall one, someone wanted to stick out, all the Flowers make it look nice and cheery!.

Michelle said...

Wow! What a beautiful place.

Sharon said...

It's a beautiful site. You even capture a little lady tending the flowers at one of the graves.

Taken For Granted said...

This cemetery is amazingly well tended. Great find on your travels. I don't know of any U.S. cemetery that receives this kind of attention.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Oh, I like the metal plagues on the graves. Beautiful with all the flowers.

Beneath Thy Feet

Lois Evensen said...

Just beautiful! What a lovely place.

Sylvia K said...

That is awesome, Jack!! I would have been stunned, too! Beautiful flowers, gorgeous colors and lovely skies! Doesn't get any better and a bright spot in anyones day!

Randy said...

Interesting looking cemetery. Nice shot.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful capture. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Nita Davis said...

A hidden treasure! Not only beautiful flowers but it looks to have some great ornamental markers.

RedPat said...

It is stunning and so unusual compared to our N American cemeteries!

Halcyon said...

Really nice. This reminds me much more of a French cemetery than a German one. But I do love the way almost all the graves have flowers.

Kay said...

What an unexpected and lovely view! When we buried my mother-in-law in Phoenix this summer I was dismayed to see a vast, flat expanse of fake flowers as far as the eye could see. It's not an environment like this that would be kind to flowers, but still. . .

Kate said...

A caring community cares for its deceased loved ones. This speaks volumes about the character of the people involved.

SRQ said...

Well cared for, that's for sure. Don't you love it when you stumble across something like this?!

EG CameraGirl said...

So lovely and well cared for!

Virginia said...

What a great find Jack. I'm amazed at the live flowers instead of the tacky plastic stuff you see here.
V

hamilton said...

I am used to seeing grass around graves, but the flowers more than make up for the lack of green!

Julie said...

Yes, I agree with many others: living flowers can really change one's assessment of a cemetery. I have seen many cemeteries in Paris, and many are adorned with living flowers ... and with cut ones ... but the living small pots of flowers really strick out.

I wonder what that very tall thin memorial was all about. Looks like a sentry post.