Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Restland, Vermont

this weekend we drove to vermont. from boston its approximately a 3 hour drive, but i had never been to this state! we stayed 1 night in a motel in wilmington. it was called "the vintage motel". i just wonder what came first, the vintage or the motel.... it wasnt very crowded, i guess this town is more alive when winter comes and snow covers all the mountains... (wikipedia tells me wilmington is in the heart of the "snowbelt")
even so it was a 3 hour drive, we ofcourse took a bit longer as we avoided the highway, stopped here and there, took some photos, etc etc... in the evening we walked a bit around in wilmington, and accidentally found the cemetery just behind the church on the main street of this tiny town. i just loved the name of this cemetery. restland. ofcourse, restland!! why have i never seen a cemetery before called like that? how else should a cemetery be named, anyways? restland seems just the perfect name to me! we walked around a bit, and although all stones seemed intact, many were hardly readable, due to dirt and erosion. but well, i actually just wanted a picture of the gate with the name of the cemetery anyways....
there were some 500 graves, and i guess it was established somewhere after the town itself was established, which was in 1751. it didnt seem to be in use anymore, but as you can see, still well maintained...
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10 comments:

Kay said...

Great name! And how nice to see that it's decently maintained. . .and no fake flowers in sight. Refreshing.

biebkriebels said...

Nice picture and a suitable text indeed at the gate. Looks very well maintained with the fresh? flowers at the entrance.

Nicola Carpenter said...

What a fantastic name for a final resting place.

Beneath Thy Feet

marbletowns said...

This really looks like an interesting place to wander around in -- and cool gates!

Tim said...

beautiful

VioletSky said...

it does seem odd that more cemeteries don't share this name.
I like the flowers at the gate - very welcoming.

Tim said...

the name on the fence just stands out so nicely in this light!

Julie said...

I agree with Tim. The first thing I wanted to comment upon is the quality of the light and how it infuses so many things in your image.

Yes, beautifully maintained, and perhaps with many Protestants rather than Catholics, seeing the lack of ornament to the head stones. Not many statues of cherubs and trumpeting maidens.

Restland put me in mind of Graceland, which is a bit of a worry, really.

GUN said...

"Resten" of "Rusten"?
Daar dacht ik aan.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I think this would have to be the first cemetery entrance that I have seen with floral features! A most attractive perspective!