Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mark Howard

A large granite pyramid in Cedar Hill Cemetery is the memorial for Mark Howard,
a prominent insurance executive in the middle of the 19th century.
(Hey, this is Hartford, the country's insurance capital!)


On either side of the doorway are inverted torches, symbolizing the extinguishment of life.
The July theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "upside down."
(Sorry if this interpretation if a downer.)

Click here to see how other photographers interpret the "upside down" theme.


22 comments:

Julie said...

Good eyes to see the appropriateness of this, Jack. I love funerary symbols.

Lowell said...

Very impressive, but I'm not sure an angel is a "correct" representation for an insurance person! Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Birgitta Rudenius said...

Clever of you :)

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VP said...

Hard not to appreciate the modesty of this guy's grave...

Birdman said...

Ya, but was he an 'angel'? Interesting find too. I would have missed it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Good for you for seeing the inverted torches, Jack. I'm sure I would have missed them.

Luis Gomez said...

So good Jack!

Kate said...

The whole structure is imposing, and I find the subtlety of the position of the torches somewhat surprising.

LB said...

Good choice. Cemeteries reveal a lot of local lore and symbolism if you know where to look. Thanks for sharing this.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Apart from anything well done for even spotting the upside down flames Jack, what a nice to(rch)uch!

Virginia said...

You clever boy!

Sharon Anck said...

Very clever Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, you are a clever one indeed and great shots for the day!! Like Lowell, I do have a little trouble connecting "insurance men" and angels, but what the heck, it's a beautiful place!!

RedPat said...

Good one, Jack! I wouldn't have noticed that or realized its significance.

cieldequimper said...

I bet you were happy to find this! Fantastic!

LOLfromPasa said...

That sharp eye of yours came up with a gem. It took me a second to notice the 'upside down' torches.

Taken For Granted said...

Don't think I would like to have her knocking on my door. She doesn't look happy.

Lynette said...

Fantastic, Jack. Simple and perfect. You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

Randy said...

Excellent choice for theme day.

Kay said...

This would have completely escaped my notice. So I've even learned something from your post. Thank you.

Karl Demetz said...

Inverted torches... never seen before... I'm surprised.
Very clever, Jack !

William Kendall said...

I haven't heard of inverted torches in that context before. An impressive grave.