Waverley Cemetery at Bondi Beach

cemetary_no-headstone_ps 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.
cemetary_water_ps 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.

xo. Brie

Bondi Beach Walk

bondi_trees Bondi Beach was perhaps the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. And being a beach girl from California, that’s saying a lot. The Bondi Beach walk is a full three mile walk up along the cliffs, watching the sun dance on the turquoise water and enjoying the ocean breeze.

There are areas along the cliffs where you can go out on the rocks and just sit looking out at the ocean. I think I would have been happy just to sit there all day watching the waves crash up on the rocks. There’s something about the ocean that feels so invigorating, it somehow makes you feel alive and tiny and hopeful. I’m not sure how to explain it, but if you’ve ever stood looking out at a huge ocean, you understand.

xo. Brie