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Landscape of Love 97: Churchyard

Ancient of Days, yew circles the holy ground and stands sacred guard. Her hollowness disguises fullness, and even her dank rotten places are teeming with abundant life; jewelled scarabs and luminescent fungi adorn the lightning wounds and tend the darkness. 53 more words

Fresh Mercies Daily

The Largest Welsh Urn?

I’ve seen plenty of urns on 19th-century Welsh memorials, but nothing quite like this one. I spotted it in Llandysilio-Yn-Ial churchyard, Denbighshire. I was on  a pleasant bank holiday walk to take in the… 157 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Seeing what cannot be seen by the human eye

During the weekend, we had the expertise of Archaeovision which has provided some truly amazing images of hard-to-read monuments in our churchyard.
See http://archaeovision.eu/projects/emery-down-rti/

Emery Down

St Kessog Church, Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

This is the last post on Luss, Loch Lomond and of course its the church, the present church building was constructed in 1875, and was subject to major restoration works in 2001. 191 more words


Minolta Hi-Matic - Silly Mistake

I bought this camera about 3 months ago from that auction site, cost me £6.51p, ($8.51 – €7.52) I was the only bidder. It’s the original 1962 model and came with a nice leather holdall, camera case, Actina lens hood, a lovely cable release and the Metz flash gun which had badly corroded batteries inside, but it’s also mains powered. 166 more words

Black & White

The Viking Hogback Stone of Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

This is what I could remember seeing many years ago in Luss graveyard, although I had seen it before the stones restoration.  Now fully restored, you can see the wonderful markings on this ancient 11th century Viking Hogback Stone.   196 more words


Vacation in Edinburgh

My dear friend Jeff is on a continuing mission to travel to all the ends of the earth.  He returned from Scotland and sent me these photos from the Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh.   112 more words

Cemetery Photographs