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- grave_affairSo wonderful mood 💜🌟💀
- calmgrove@anidb87 @project_necropolis @grave_affair Thank you all so much,glad you approve!
- ramalinaNice composition!
- calmgrove@ramalina @da_guirre Thanks very much :)
- oxfambookshayI love photographing churchyards - my family think I'm morbid! But you can soak up so much local history from reading tombstones. The saddest ones are when some epidemic has gone thru' a community, but time wondering round soaking it all up connects me to this history in a way. Horror of horrors is when you find a churchyard where they've taken all the stones up and put then round the walls - health & safety and lawn mowing!!!!!!!! Legalised Vandalism!! I nearly cried when I visited Llansawel churchyard....
- calmgroveNot morbid at all: there's a bleak beauty about churchyards and, as you point out, they can get us to muse on life, death and philosophical matters. Which is what being human is about, isn't it? I know elephants and primates and such are in no way indifferent to loss and grief, but it's only us humans who ponder the whys and wherefores, surely
- calmgrove@oxfambookshay What I said above but forgot to tag you!
- oxfambookshay@calmgrove Have you seen churchyards where they've clamped leaning gravestones prior to removing them if no one claims them and pays to have them straightened? I met someone who'd gone to find an ancestor and found him leaning against the church wall (The stone that is!) They had no idea where he was buried - how sad. Apparently several people are killed each year by tombstones...!?? Really?
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