I really like taking flowers and blossoms in spring and summer all day long,
but every now and then it's time to point your camera to other objects of desire as well.
Difficult to say a cemetry can be an object of desire.
Above all a cemertry is a place place of mourning, where relatives and friends can commemorate their decedents.
But the old burial ground of the village of Benz on the island of Usedom
can be such an object of desire for passionate photographers as well.
The very old part of the cemetry from 1836 is not longer actively used for burials,
it's like a park of silence and contemplation amidst an enchanted forest.
As you can see you find some of the old cast-iron crosses and railing on that old site,
they used to mark and enclose the burial grounds in the past.
Many tomb raiders and walk-in thiefs had damaged and stolen many of the iron yesteryear's witnesses,
but you still can find several of these beautiful keepsakes.
More or less large parts of the cemetry grounds and many of the railings and tombstones are overgrown by ivy.
Those that are not ivy-clad...
Nowadays the old cemetry of Benz is under monumental protection.
But you are allowed to enter this idyllic site
and to feel and breathe its very special charme.
A peaceful and relaxed summer period to all of you!