Brilliant and thought-provoking photograph! The contrast of dark and light, colorful and somber. The loveliness of flowers softening life as well as this picture.
Never,ever thought I'd see a camera shot like this one. There is beauty in most everything, and tho' hearts are aching at loss on a somber occasion, there is the color of lovely flowers to lift up spirits of those there. Thanks, Ionita Andrei for your insite into what is a tradition that is faithfully kept up in Romania. j.e.s.
The living, most in solid black, contract with the departed ,mostly covered in white and vibrant flowers. There seems to be a lot of new graves because the grass has not grown back. It really makes me wonder.
Tiplea Remus — 'The Funeral Party' Photo of the Day. Remus' gallery describes Romanian farm life. 'The Cake' (photo title) may be the first photo in Remus' YourShot gallery, but the photographer depicts just about anything except a funeral. I see a photograph about the living and time. There are vignettes, probably from a film camera lens. Humorously, are the people waiting to exit the tombs into life, or waiting to enter another life? Does this photograph remind you of a timeclock at work? Flowers and decorations create a party scene. Gary Conn
@Mohamed Azeez it is just a day when we go together there and remember all our dears ...simple...
@Cristian Munteanu multumesc Cristian,tu esti de vina
@Bev Hennager In Romania, we usualy don't keep grass or weeds on the tombs, because it means that the family has forgoten the dead one or don't care about him or they are lazy... We put only flowers and pull out all the weeds and grass
It's very important in my country and orthodox religion to take care of the tombs, mourne and put flowers and candles at your relatives and friends tombs every sunday.
It's a very elaborate proces in Romania to mourne the dead, for 1 year you have to make food and some special kind of dishes only made for the dead and give them to the poor in a very strict period: 1 week, 4 weeks... 6 months and 1 year.
Then you have to make this special food just on the holydays that celebrate the dead.
here is some info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alms#Christianity
@Bev Hennager There are not new graves.It's autumn or almost winter so the grass is gone.
@Ionita AndreiThanks for the information, Ionita! It helps to put the photo into perspective and makes it even more beautiful!
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