Sunday, 1 April 2012

Two Melbourne cemeteries

I enjoy visiting these two old Melbourne cemeteries every year about Easter, which is when Chinese families here carry out a tradition of visiting and cleaning family graves, making offerings and having a big family feast. 
The oldest Melbourne cemeteries have been built over, so Carlton is about the oldest cemetery in the city now,  right near the university in central Melbourne. 
Pines and peppercorn trees dominate. It is a dry, scratchy bent over old place.

Coburg cemetery, further north, higher up and looking down on the Merri Creek is greener, full of gold green cypress and palm trees,

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