Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flame trees in Fremantle.....

These amazing Flame trees spilling over the hedge make a colourful natural border at The Fremantle Cemetery. This cemetery was established in 1899 and is home to some very well known Australians including Bush Ranger Moondyne Joe, engineer C.Y. O'Connor who created Fremantle Harbour.. Bon Scott the frontman for the still hugely popular rock band AC/DC was laid to rest here in 1980, his grave like that of Jim Morrison in Pere Lachaise draws many fans from all over the world and is now heritage listed,  and then more recently, Heath Ledger was cremated here. The flame trees were such a burst of colour on what was a very grey, cold day.

19 comments:

  1. Not only is the tree wonderful, but the cemetery is also VERY beautiful with the large angel monuments. Just really nice!

    Di

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  2. That cemetery is getting very crowded! Lovely tree!

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  3. This looks like a beautiful place and those trees are really something. Such gorgeous color.

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  4. fascinating



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  5. Cemeteries in some parts of the world are tourist attractions. This one might be.

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  6. Interesting to see a tree bursting with color in the middle of your winter.

    Cemeteries can be a moving experience to visit. Julie and I will often stop to photograph monuments in cemeteries when we travel. The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires gets our vote as the most spectacular. By far.

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  7. Depuis la mort de Bon Scott, AC/DC n'est plus le meme groupe, c'etait un superbe chanteur de Hard. Bel arbre tout rouge

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  8. The flame trees create a beautiful backdrop and like Pere Lachaise at to the atmosphere.

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  9. looks magnificent when enlarged!
    lovely click Grace!

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  10. Hmmmm. The tree is gorgeous of course but oh those angels...

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  11. Magnificent picture and this seem to be a great place to rest!

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  12. Wonderful colours and a peaceful scene

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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  13. Looks like fall around here.

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  14. Hello dear:

    Lovely trees and my 2nd thought was, boy are there a lot of dead folks in Perth. Quite a crowded cemetary.

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  15. Instead of interesting people. Pity they are no longer among us. It works for me this sad place. Thank you for your comments. Greetings!

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  16. Yes, it's so amazing..
    I don't mind having that beautiful one on the backyard...

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  17. Those trees are gorgeous, we saw Jim Morrison's grave several times and there was a steady flow of fans of every age.

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  18. What a contrast to the white stone. Fantastic!

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