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Cemetery at Night

Another recent commission.

There’s also a weeping angel, just because. ¬†So, don’t blink.



Today’s townland is Raffrey in County Down, about halfway between Saintfield and Killyleagh.

According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the name Raffrey is so old that its meaning is uncertain, but could possibly mean “place by water” or “rugged place”. 155 more words


Pillar: tree

Crickhowell gravestone (5)
The overhanging tree image, perhaps based on a biblical text, may symbolise the life to come on this memorial to Mary Powell
St Edmunds churchyard, Crickhowell, Powys


Specs for the Dead

Meeting a Mourner 

Yesterday I was at home doing work in quiet, but I spent a short while with my son: cycling around the neighbourhood. As you do, we ended up in the local cemetery, locked up our bikes by the entrance and we explored the older memorials and then the newest burial plots. 1,046 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Pillar: shield

Crickhowell gravestone (4)
St Edmunds graveyard, Crickhowell
John Davies’ memorial bears a shield or escutcheon with a bend dexter


Death (Dog) Tags

It was a nice sunny day and I decided to take a walk among the Burial Grounds. Lots of tourists here today. As I took some pictures I couldn’t help but think each gravestone looked like a death tag stacked side by side among each other. 15 more words