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Registered: February 2009
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I often see memorials with pillars as seen here - appearing to be broken but in fact made that way. I wonder if there is some significance. Maybe, a life ended early?
· Date: Fri June 3, 2016 · Views: 300 ·
Keywords: Nunhead cemetery, Infrared
Camera Make / Model: Fuji X-E1, 590nm IR converted
State / County / Area Image Taken: Nunhead cemetery, London
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,733
Fri June 3, 2016 8:55pm

The line of the broken (but not) memorial pillars work to lead the viewer horizontally through the image. The infrared treatment works to heighten the contrast between the yellowish hue of the foliage and the grey pillars. Your question makes one wonder as to the possible significance of the broken pillars... something seen but not really registering until your comments.


Registered: December 2010
Posts: 101
Tue June 7, 2016 2:26pm

Found a website 'graveaddiction.com' and it says a broken or draped column represents the break in earthly to heavenly life. Another source says a broken column is for having lived a noble life. For 'life ended early', I've seen stone oak stumps or logs that supposedly represented 'cut down in his prime'.

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