Abstract / Clouds / Landscape / Sunrise The Morning After November 3, 2022 Timothy Price89 Comments The morning afterUnnamed souls lie under pilesof disheveled stones Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Thanks, Susan. I was shocked at the number of graves with only stones piled on them, and not other markers. That was the first time I had ventured into that cementary.
That is what caught my eye too. May I ask where this is?
It’s the San Carlos Cemetery on Alameda just east of the flood control channel. The entrance to the cemetery is on the east side of a large open area CNM uses for training students to drive semi-trucks with trailers. I have done many photos of the cemetery through the fence, but, as I mentioned, that was the first time I walked into the cemetery.
Wow, that is a striking and powerful photograph Tim. Very sad.
Holy moly! That is spookier than anything fake… These are real graves? Man…
Yes, they are real graves. It made me sad to see them. Thanks, Dale.
You are welcome.
I’ve never seen a graveyard like this. It must have an interesting history.
Hi Liz. The NM Tombstone Project webpage: https://nmttp.com/Bernalillo/sancarlos.html shows there are 782 burials. If you sort by date of death, 1900 is the oldest. The site mentions a church, but if there was a San Carlos Church, it’s long gone. The Balloon Fiesta Park has all the land to the south and east of the cemetery for RV parking during the Balloon Fiesta. The nearest church is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary about a mile west at 4th and Alameda.
Thank you for the link. I just checked it out. It looks as though all of the graves have been identified, even those with no markers?
Seem that way.
That place is fascinating. You gave it a just treatment here!
Thanks, Bruce. It’s down the street from the office.
I’ve stopped there a time or two… 🙂
As I mentioned to Susan. This morning was the first time I walked into it.
Anyhoo- cool shot! The whole point of my gab.
That is a gorgeous shot! Nice lines, too.
Kind of sad that some do not have markers.
We came across an old mining town cemetery in the middle of the desert… just rocks in rows. It just makes me wonder.
It does make you wonder. Thanks, Nancy.
Beautiful image, and poetry, Tim.
A very exciting photo !
Never seen a cemetery like this one… It’s kind of a creepy place when I look at your picture.
It’s weird to think about piles of stones marking graves in these days. Thanks, Rudi.
Been reading your comments about it. What an amazing image and loved having more details.
Thanks, Shey. The stone covered graves seem so strange out here.
Oh yeah, it looks very strange but fascinating.
we have an old cemetery here in the centre of Dundee called the Howff, surrounded by office blocks and buses thundering to a stop. It’s so crowded by old gravestones I honestly feels when you step in there that the dead are crowding you in the deafening silence, which is why I don’t take visitors there but I go myself.
We came across a small cemetery like that in Paris. The grave stones were practically on top of one another. There was little room to walk.
There’s room to walk. it ‘s just the feeling of what is walking beside you if you get me
I know what you mean.
Yeah. it’s a really old place and the silence despite the fact it is on a busy road is deafening. I saw they found graves there recently that predate when they first believed it was a cemetery.
That’s old. The oldest cemeteries out here will go back to the end of the 16th Century when the Spanish came into New Mexico. There are older Indian barial sites, but there was no tradition for the Native Americans to have cemeteries before the Spanish.
Fascinating Timothy. I know you have some old Spanish cemeteries but the older sites is especially interesting
The cause lots of issues when developers dig up old barial sites.
I can believe it. They’ve turned up plague victims and also city siege victims here.
This is so very sad, Tim! What an image!
Your verses are profoundly moving.
Haunting verse and photography. You captured this well
Wow Tim this is spectacular!
Gosh darn it, but this got the tears going again. How shocking, how sad! Oh how cruel and evil this world is! What happened here? Why all these unmarked graves? Beautiful picture, Tim, that shows the depravity of mankind yet there is hope in that sunrise (or sunset?). Thank you for this emotional share.
You are welcome, Amy Rose. It’s at sunrise. I was very surprised and to see the unmarked graves simply covered with piles of stones. It could be those are some of oldest graves it the cemetery. The markers lost long ago and no one left to remark them.
Wel;l put, Tim.
Very sad photo even though it is lovely.
It’s a poignant reflection in itself, Tim. Dawn and dusk provide such awesome lighting, but you captured the pathos here well. Did you know the Apache bury their dead with stones like this?
Yes I did. We are working on a master plan for a chapter on the Navajo Nation. One of the issues is burial sites. They don’t have a cemetery, and people bury their dead in their backyards. However, they live on leased land, and the burials are real problems for modernizing the area. Thanks, Mary Jo.,
That’s an amazing shot, Tim. It creates a lot of feelings all at once. Thought-provoking.
Thanks, Bruce. Thought-provoking is a great descritption.
That is both a hauntingly beautiful and mournful image, Tim. The Timku is excellent.
Thanks, Lavinia. It is haunting. We had a dusting of snow this morning. It’s cloudy, cold and windy.
What the heck is that? It looks as gruesome as TimKu suggests.
Brrrrrr, scary! Still amazing shot, Tim! xx
It’s exactly what the Timku describes. Thanks, Resa.
That is a gorgeous shot! Love pebble stones!
You brought some beautiful light to a sad dismal spot Tim!!! lovely
Wow, that is pretty creepy – gives me a Louisiana cemetery feel. Not sure I would be comfortable there after dark if you know what I mean.
I was there in the dark. The darkness made the photo. Thanks, Brian.
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This tercet reminded me of war, you know if I don’t look at the image. Well pennned.
Beautiful morning after shot🔥🔥🔥