Today I went for a walk in the cemetery. My first walk in many, many years. When I was a kid, my cousin and I used to visit local cemeteries quite frequently. I can't say why, but we found them eerie and intriguing. Sometimes we would bring flowers and place them at stranger's grave. Sometimes we would tidy up a gravestone that appeared to be not visited and neglected. Sometimes we would just take a walk.
|Cemetery I used to frequent with my cousin. It's in a little town of Chodecz in Poland|
|Chodecz cemetery again, row of tombs|
Almost as soon as I entered I was approached by a ground keeper who saw me staring at a tall and ornate grave stone. He was a chatty fellow who loves his job. I guess we share the interest in darker aspect of life. He told me the main building which was built between 1855 and 1862 originally started out as mortuary chapel and caretaker's home. Today it is administrative headquarters for all Hamilton Cemeteries. Apparently people say it is haunted and even one of the TV shows was trying to get inside but City didn't give the permission.
|Sanford family vault|
|This tomb was partially open|
|This was a place of burial for the whole family. One side listed all the children that were buried here ages 6 months to 4 years. That was really heartbreaking.|
|I even captured some Canadian geese. This one was clearly trying to say something.|
|Getting down and dirty. My favourite boots were shiny and spotless when I left the house. Gotta love it.|
I only had an hour today to look around and I only covered one part of the cemetery. This place is very big. I will definitely come back for some more in the near future.