The Cemetery in Society:  First Explorations<br />A Walkabout<br />Honors Experience Colloquium<br />Summer Term 2009<br /...
The first view of serenity in an unlikely place<br />
Although manmade, still a tranquil image<br />
“Yeah, this is the life”<br />
A view from the other side…<br />A “window” perhaps?<br />
What is the story of C. Haffner’s object?<br />
Some end with periods while others do not.  Why?<br />
A massive monument representing the Duhme Family<br />
Plenty of room to sit and ponder the engraving, “Because I live ye shall live also”<br />
Just a massive gravestone?<br />Or perhaps the lid to the vault itself…<br />
A very intricate “rephrasing” of an <br />old-world idea<br />
An eerie, but beautifully crafted piece of stone<br />“The best is yet to be <br />The last of life for which the first wa...
What are these?<br />
Two names?<br />Two families?<br />
Procter as in P&G?<br />
Just a glimpse of Mother Nature’s finest<br />
Edwards<br />Artist’s name: Lisa Lawson<br />Fascination with mermaids?<br />
Beauty<br />Venus de Milo was discovered without arms. She was considered the epitome of female beauty. She has other thin...
Large Memorial, Ivy Surrounding<br />
Two religions in one family<br />Christian Cross<br />Jewish Star<br />
Omega<br />Omega symbol ; It means the ending, the last and the finale, as in the book of revelation God is described as t...
Symbolism<br />The double headed eagle is a symbol on many flags and coats of arms<br />Straight Edge with Compass, Star i...
No end date? Is there a mystery to be solved here?<br />
Spanish American War hero Received Congressional Medal of Honor<br />
Unique Plants<br />
More Iconology?<br />Wooden cross with sword, cherub, and vines with beautiful lotus looking flowers<br />
The Lotus<br />Lotus Symbol: grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night th...
Why is the gravestone hiding?<br />
And the last stop…Cremation Wall<br />
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  1. 1. The Cemetery in Society: First Explorations<br />A Walkabout<br />Honors Experience Colloquium<br />Summer Term 2009<br />A Presentation by Ryan Welsh and Christina Rielag<br />Thursday, July 9, 2009<br />
  2. 2. The first view of serenity in an unlikely place<br />
  3. 3. Although manmade, still a tranquil image<br />
  4. 4. “Yeah, this is the life”<br />
  5. 5. A view from the other side…<br />A “window” perhaps?<br />
  6. 6. What is the story of C. Haffner’s object?<br />
  7. 7. Some end with periods while others do not. Why?<br />
  8. 8. A massive monument representing the Duhme Family<br />
  9. 9. Plenty of room to sit and ponder the engraving, “Because I live ye shall live also”<br />
  10. 10. Just a massive gravestone?<br />Or perhaps the lid to the vault itself…<br />
  11. 11. A very intricate “rephrasing” of an <br />old-world idea<br />
  12. 12. An eerie, but beautifully crafted piece of stone<br />“The best is yet to be <br />The last of life for which the first was made”<br />
  13. 13. What are these?<br />
  14. 14. Two names?<br />Two families?<br />
  15. 15. Procter as in P&G?<br />
  16. 16. Just a glimpse of Mother Nature’s finest<br />
  17. 17. Edwards<br />Artist’s name: Lisa Lawson<br />Fascination with mermaids?<br />
  18. 18. Beauty<br />Venus de Milo was discovered without arms. She was considered the epitome of female beauty. She has other things in common with Edward’s mermaid…the Greek-like appeal, with the woven hair and elegant skin and posture. <br />Much like sirens, mermaids would sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground.<br />Venus de Milo <br />
  19. 19. Large Memorial, Ivy Surrounding<br />
  20. 20. Two religions in one family<br />Christian Cross<br />Jewish Star<br />
  21. 21. Omega<br />Omega symbol ; It means the ending, the last and the finale, as in the book of revelation God is described as the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end.<br />
  22. 22. Symbolism<br />The double headed eagle is a symbol on many flags and coats of arms<br />Straight Edge with Compass, Star in Circle Symbolism? <br />Fraternity and Christianity?<br />
  23. 23. No end date? Is there a mystery to be solved here?<br />
  24. 24. Spanish American War hero Received Congressional Medal of Honor<br />
  25. 25. Unique Plants<br />
  26. 26. More Iconology?<br />Wooden cross with sword, cherub, and vines with beautiful lotus looking flowers<br />
  27. 27. The Lotus<br />Lotus Symbol: grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. Legends originated in Egypt, and is used as a Christian symbol today (creation, rebirth)<br />
  28. 28. Why is the gravestone hiding?<br />
  29. 29. And the last stop…Cremation Wall<br />

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