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Halloween Countdown, Day 16

These photos capture the same remarkable grave, the Montanari family tomb at the Certosa di Bologna in northern Italy, in two different seasons/states. The Certosa di Bologna formerly was a Carthusian monastery, which was founded in 1334 and suppressed in 1797. In 1801, it became the city’s Monumental Cemetery, visited and praised by the likes of Lord Byron.

Scoraggiamento

"You are a little soul carrying around a corpse."
- Epictetus

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byslantedlight
Oct. 16th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
Gosh, she doesn't look happy to be dead either, does she... not a grave I'd like to come across on a dark foggy night, to be honest - she looks like it would only need the slightest excuse...! *g*
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Seriously! She's far more effective as a guard than a gargoyle, I'd say.
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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Good question! I wouldn't want to meet her on a dark night, in a cemetery or anywhere else!

I believe she's the only figure like that on the tomb. The cleared/cleaned photo is far more recent than the vine-covered one, so I'm guessing it represents the current, more manicured view.
xjenavivex
Oct. 16th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
she looks ticked off
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 16th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yes! She gives me a bit of a chill.
travels_in_time
Oct. 17th, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
She's got way more personality than most statues. She looks seriously ticked off. I like her. :D
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
I agree! I think she could hold her own against weeping angels any day of the week. ;)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
pissed
Agree! she really looks pissed in the summer/fall photo.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 30th, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: pissed
Yes, she's not a happy camper!
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