Saturday, July 23, 2011
Images and Words Week 116: Unknown
Greetings from Amy and welcome to week 116 of Images and Words! My duties this week sneaked up on me, cuz I'm having such a busy summer. I didn't know what to do for a theme? Then I remembered this photo that I took at the Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery and thought, "Unknown would be a good theme!" If you can't think of anything for unknown then consider this to be an open theme, but while looking for a quote I found a lot of really great ones and many were very visual too. Here's mine:
As I said, I took this photo at the Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery, these are grave markers of people whose names have been lost but their graves are still maintained. This is the Chinese section where Chinese immigrants were burined. Back then, Chinese immigrants were barred from becoming American citizens, after their work was finished they had to go back home to China, unless of course they died here. Ancestors are very important in Chinese culture, so a wealthy Chinese citizen who was a former resident of Idaho City paid to have the remains of the men repatriated to their home villages in China. It's highly likely no remains are still in the graves and if there are any remains then they belong only to women. Still, the people of Idaho City maintain all of the graves to honor the memories of all the Chinese immigrants who contributed to the city's history--men and women, remains or not.
I hope you will enjoy this theme. Again, I found a lot of really good quotes about the "unknown", but if you can't find any then please just consider this to be an open theme.
Each week we will post an original photo with words on it.
The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.
Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words.
Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .
Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.
All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here.
New topics will be posted on Sundays.Posts can be made through Saturday.
One post per person only please.