[a photo blog about architectural details and urban idiosyncrasies]
Monday, August 8, 2011
rustic tombstone crosses in Montreal
The crosses topping off these tombstones may be carved from stone, but they're made to look as if they were cobbled together from knotty pine logs, or perhaps as if they had sprouted right out of the ground. This rustic style provides quite a contrast with the typically monumental and fanciful architecture of traditional tombstones, which often favor neoclassical elements like fluted columns and ornate cornices over unhewn timber. My favorite is the last one, which is made to look like a wooden cross resting on top of tree-stump pedestal.