st michael’s catholic cemetery 聖彌額爾天主教墳場

2013.2.7 | happy valley 快活谷
聖彌額爾天主教墳場墳場跟旁邊的香港墳場,歷史皆遠追至十九世紀,兩地都莊重優美。不過後者範圍廣大,有參天大樹、山坡小川,墓園有光影氛圍的層次,讓人隨時可流連憑弔半天。而前者園地小得多,位置正方地對著馬路,感覺較光亮澄淨。
不過最發人心省的,我覺得是這個環境佈置。後面沿山都是亮晶晶的豪華住宅,而它們享受的景致,就是大家相同的結局。正好呼應墳場大門的文對「今夕吾軀歸故土,他朝君體也相同」。
this cemetery dated back to the 19th century. it is the oldest catholic cemetery in hong kong. hong kongers are familiar with this place because of a couplet at its entrance. it says, today i am returning to the earth, you will join me sooner or later.
very true. even if you are living at the glossy luxurious place at the back today, just look down, your future will not be different from mine.

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