I'm a translator by profession trying to do some justice to the freelance writer in me!! :)
Published October 3rd 2011
Odd though it may sound as one of the "things-to-do" in Sydney, the Waverley Cemetery was one of the first places we visited here, thanks to its popularity in India for its frames in the Bollywood movie "Dil Chahta Hai". The cemetery, located atop the cliffs at Bronte in the eastern suburbs of Sydney would attract Indians out of the curiosity to actually see where the popular film was shot and others for the tranquillity offered by the sea around and the beauty of its Victorian and Edwardian monuments. The walkway around the cemetery offers an exquisite yet calm view of the sea extending to the horizon, and coaxes you to take a peep into your soul and to thank God for those who are there for you, not to mention those who were and will always be. For that silent, peace-loving guy in you, this is your best bet to steal your soul away from the crowds to enjoy the company of your own self or the ones you love.
For the more casual kinds who aren't very keen on peeping into their souls, the cemetery holds in store exquisite views for quick photo moments. And my dear photographer friends, I know you are constantly in search of new locations for new "better-than-your-best" captures. Rest assured the views offered will satiate your camera's hunger to the fullest.
The perfect place for a silent walk - with your partner for the couples, for a "thought-provoking" walk for the introverts, for perfect camera-captures for the photographers-at-heart and a healthy long jog on a sea-lined track for the health-freaks!