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Memories by Barry Doherty

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This elaborate gravestone for two children who passed away in 1860, a girl aged 4 years and a boy aged 3 years, is in the historic Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.

It appears to have been visited by children who left their own tokens of sympathy and remembrance/ Several teddy bears and other toys, all discretely blending in with the gray marble, except for one.

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I am an imagist with a fascination for seeing the extraordinary in every-day objects and sights.I still use film occasionally and still have a love of black & white photography.

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  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 3 years ago

    Wow! Amazing picture.

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    Amazing , such a child like thing to do , would an adult consider that appropriate ,leaving such a bold coloured toy , but its a beautiful work , love it !! Faved

  • An adult probably would not consider it appropriate, and that is very sad. It is such an act of innocence. At least there are those adults who do recognize it as something very touching. And having seen it might do something similar, as adults.

    – Barry Doherty

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    Wow, such a sight would stop most in their tracks and produce tears. :)
    Lovely lovely photo.

  • juddarwin
    juddarwinover 3 years ago

    i see it as what i’ve ever wanted next to me
    it true as always she’s not e’ewn been yet
    to even sister or to allow that brother be
    or what other other things could, would
    between two as breaths as breaths togedther breathe
    do i really know the want of first meeting?
    is it ever something very different?

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful photo….touches the heart so deeply. The donated gifts makes it ever so more poignant.

  • Barry Doherty
    Barry Dohertyover 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments.

    I was so touched by all these remembrances. Pretty clearly not all from the same givers, or at the same time. The cemetery is a favorite walking place for many.

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