Welcome to the underWorld! But, we will be concentrating on what's on the surface: the living landscapes of the dead. All photographs taken by me. Geographically yours, D.J.Z.
Friday, March 21, 2014
New Bohemia, Virginia
Shamrock as Totem ~ Sacred and Secular: What do the Bohemians share with the Irish? A cemetery and a faith. As you might guess from the name of this place, most of the folks buried here have Czech names. In America, however, cultural boundaries disappear and ethnicities get all mixed up. Not surprising, therefore, to find a shamrock in a Bohemian burial ground. Sacred Heart Cemetery.