Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Keep Out or Else

 
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Sign on the locked gate of an old cemetery downtown. I think it is because of vandalism and too many people doing things in there they aren't supposed to do.

28 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

What a shame! Looks like a beautiful old cemetery. Are people not allowed to visit at all? The last time we were at the Texas State Cemetery the State Police were there due to some vandalism that had taken place the night before. Why on earth would someone do that? Kathy

JM said...

Same here, Lois! Vandalism and robbery seem to grow year after year...

Jim Klenke said...

I dont understand why people cant leave things alone.

Corker2 said...

I remember you Posting about this place before. Where you would take a lunch break. It seems that this happens most everywhere. People that have no morals and must think it's fun to destroy or maim something, always mess everything up for the rest of us who want to enjoy. It never ends.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Oh, that's too bad that the actions of a few result in restrictions for everybody.

Leif Hagen said...

It looks like a spooky cemetery based on your photo! Too bad some have ruined the visitation rights for all!

B SQUARED said...

What is becoming of our society?

Misfit in Paradise said...

That is a pity that it's locked up. It's beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

I love to explore old cemetaries. Too bad this was ruined by certain persons. It is a shame.

Love you hummingbirds and good shots. MB

Clytie said...

What a shame that you can't go in there anymore! What a beautiful, peaceful place. How would they enforce that law though ... "That'll be a year in jail and $1000 in fines. Never, NEVER eat your sandwich in that CEMETERY again!"

Jacob said...

It's always something! The few jerks mess it up for everyone else. I love to wander through cemeteries, also. Fascinating places.

Halcyon said...

That's sad. I like the first picture through the fence though. Lots of lines and shadows. Very neat!

Darla said...

Don't you just hate it when they have to do this?

Louis la Vache said...

uh - does that mean the dead are no longer allowed either?
«Louis» heard people are just dying to get in there!
(GRIN)

[Editor to «Louis» : Your attempt at graveyard humor fell flat.

«Louis» to Editor: hmmm... I wonder how YOU will fall when my horns meet your backside at a high rate of speed?!

Editor: (GULP!) ]

Abraham said...

A sign of our times.

galena said...

That's so sad. I haven't been there for a while so I didn't know about the new order.

I looked forward to visiting it again :(

VP said...

I see this is a common problem everywhere, it's a pity and a shame.

Sunny said...

That's really a shame. What do people do that want to visit a loved one's grave?
Sunny

Kaori said...

That's too bad. Do the people have to be escorted to enter? I always thought cemetaries were kind of like parks...well, in the daytime :)

Tash said...

Pretty photo of the fence looking in. It's such a shame that the city had to shut its gates. I get my liking for cemetaries from my grandmother, who would visit one anywhere she went...and look at the gravestones and wonder about people.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

So sad you can no longer go in - I love visiting old cemeteries; they tell so much about a place.

Love your yesterday flower photos too, we are just emerging into Spring here in Michigan. Maybe. It still could snow again...

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

what a shame - cemetries can be oases of peace.

Pam said...

Isn't that a shame. Although they did put up a very good looking fence.
I love the angel of your shot, Lois.

Clueless in Boston said...

That's a great looking fence around the cemetery. Too bad it's locked up. Too bad it has to be locked up.

Don and Krise said...

That's really too bad. Cemeteries are great places to walk, (and photograph.)

James said...

Old cemeteries are great places to take pictures. The gate and the moss really add something special to these pictures.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a great shot. We love the ironwork and the moss covering the fence and old trees.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh my, love the athmosphere!