the graves of lake ca'dill

by Mawey September. 02, 2011 1833 views

deep in the planes and somewhat aside of the beaten path between those bolos we are heading for, we visited the graves of lake ca'dill. the old lake is dried out but still bears enough underground moisture to allow high-grass fields which draw a lot of animals; the lake itself isn't visible anymore except for the grass land.

the graves itself have been carried here by ancient bolos on carts, dropped into the the lake and then left unattended for decades. some of the graves still contain the bones of ibus, if they haven't been completely picked empty by grave robbers or fallen prey to the ravens, which are known for being able to carry away whole parts of decaying carcasses.

of course, no ordinary ibu will be subjected to the tedious affair of preparation, ceremony and burial in a ca'dill grave; only priests, ibu'lana and qu'eril have this priviledge (and only if the bolo can afford it, which is a constant debate between the elders and the rest of the ibu'lana). there are a few exception and we made this detour to pay our honors to one of them: ra'inga, our ancestor's story teller. although i have never met her since i wasn't born when she died, she always has been the shining idol of my own words and i will tribute her in in my own way in this tome soon enough.

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Jane 9 years, 7 months ago

:) at ... "some of the graves contain the bones of ibus". I love the pics too.

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Yves Monast 9 years, 8 months ago

cool set!!!

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Elenaprofessione 9 years, 8 months ago

you captured perfectly the gloomy atmosphere of a graveyard, congrats! I love the colors...

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Antonio Gil 9 years, 8 months ago

So many good cars to recover. I love these cars from the fifties.

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Patricia Gonzales 9 years, 8 months ago

Love old rusted things! Great captures!

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