Saturday, 30 October 2010

Rock of Ages

An image I shot many years ago at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey made me feel like Gulliver. Then I realised it was a small grave ornament in the grass rather than a full-sized memorial. I think it quite unusual and I have never seen another.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Mourning Statues 2

More, as promised, of the Mourning Statues in St Anne's churchyard in Lancashire. This pair of angels, one grieving, the other consoling, marks the grave of Agnes Lois Mary McClaren who died in Paris 29 October 1923. The differing views and angles are a regular feature of my grave recording and it is certainly worth the effort to take photographs from all angles rather than one straight on . . . I was impressed to see the sculptor (unknown) had even modelled the feet of the grieving angel.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Mourning Statues

Not so long ago, I visited the churchyard of St Anne's Church in Lancashire. I thought I would not find a lot of interest. I was wrong and was surprised to find a large number of grieving figures and angels among the headstones. I will post a few examples in coming days. Here is the Blue Angel.

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