While we were in Bondi Beach doing the walk along the cliffs, we stumbled upon the Waverly Cemetery. I was immediately captivated by the stoic headstones and angels, their quiet stillness contrasting with the churning waves below, and I had to go have a look around.
The Waverley Cemetery was established in 1875, when the land was purchased, and the first internment took place on the afternoon of August 4th, 1877. Today there are over 6,000 graves sites stretching over 4 acres; many of the graves are over a hundred years old.
I have an odd fascination with cemeteries. It’s nothing morbid, but more that it’s just so strange to walk among the dead. To think that each gravestone tells a story – each person had a family and loved ones who cared for them, celebrating their life and mourning their loss.
“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead that any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis
Live life to the fullest, lovelies.