Monday, September 04, 2006

Watering cans at the cemetery

I'm not sure if this is a German thing or if you see this in other countries as well: most of the people here who take care of a grave at the cemetery have their own watering can tied up close to the entrance. I have to add that most graves have plants and flowers planted on them which need to get watered on a regular basis (as you can see a little bit in the background).

12 Comments:

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous karine said...

Welcome back from vacations :) Yes we do have the same in our cemeteries in France. Unfortunately some graves are just falling into decomposition since people are not really taken care of them.

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger dutchie said...

Over here, people put their cans behind the gravestone.
Not that i am such a regular visitor of cemetaries (luckily) but i have never seen a central watering can thing.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...

interesting...

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Kala said...

Hi Nicola, nice to see you posting on you other blog too haha

We do not have those water pitchers in our cemetaries - not the ones I go to anyway, but interesting and looks handy!

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Lisi said...

HI Nicola, girl how are you...never seen or heard of this here...

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous kris said...

we do have some graves planted with flowers and such..but never have I seen watering can.

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Visits to cemetaries can be very pleasing when things are well taken care of. These watering cans are a very good resource to encourage that.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger santy said...

we got nothing like that. and if we want our relative's grave to be nice and tidy, we need to pay the caretaker monthly, otherwise it'll be no different than the bushes.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Sally said...

That's really interesting. I love learnign such things about different places.

Here you must take your things with you if tidying up a grave.

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger Patty said...

nope, never seen or heard anything like this. very interesting and a good idea. here in texas where i live, the graveyards are always kept nice by the owners. i don't know exactly how things work-money wise, but the reason for the upkeep not being too hard for them is because the cemeteries aren't as elaborate as others. even though large, they are rather simple. good post!

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger micki said...

Nothing like that here, mostly plastic flowers, as that is all that is allowed. Wouldn't want to interfere with the groundskeeping.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Sadia said...

Beautiful colors. The description is very interesting. The other day, I was taking pictures in a local New Jersey cemetery and I noticed the lack of flowers and decoration. I like this idea of plants growing much better.

 

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