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Churchyard, Buckland Ripers
Snowdrop time, in the tiny churchyard at Buckland Ripers.

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Current Location: Dorset, UK

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Broadwey Churchyard III

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Took a wander round Bincombe churchyard on a January morning in the lull between two storms...

Bincombe Churchyard II

Bincombe is a tiny rural village, tucked away in the hills, more farmyards and barns than cottages. There is a notice in the porch of the church asking people to keep the door shut so that the sheep don't get in.

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In early 19th century Spain, non-catholic people couldn't be buried in consecrated ground. No official alternative existed, so they had to be buried on the sea shore at dead of night, abandoned to the waves or beasts.
William Mark, British Consul in Malaga between 1824 and 1836 was deeply concerned with this situation, and thanks to his efforts, a piece of land was eventually given to the British Government outside the walls of the city to create the first protestant cemetery in Spain, in 1830.
It now contains more than 1000 graves, mostly English people but not only : the crew of a German ship that sank in the bay in 1900, a Spanish poet, a Finnish writer of science fiction... The place is also a botanical garden, with various specimens of unusual trees and plants.

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There's quite a fine collection of table tombs in the churchyard at Broadmayne, dating from the 1690s through to the 19th century.

Table tombs, Broadmayne Churchyard

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Basilica Santa Croce, in Florence, is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Its construction began in 1294 and many famous artists worked on it : you can find here amazing frescoes by Giotto and his pupils, paintings of Cimabue, Bronzino, Vasari, tin-glazed terracotas by della Robbia family, a chapel and a cloister designed by Brunelleshi... but also many beautiful tombs and funerary monuments.Since the beginning of the Quattrocento, it became quite fashionable to be buried here and many patrician families have their grave in the cathedral. As time went by, more impressive cenotaphs were also built here, to commemorate italian artists and scientists - even if not all of them are really buried here,
Therefore, the basilica is also known as The Temple of Italian Glories.


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Graceland Cemetery in Chicago was established in 1860, far outside the city limits. Nowdays, of course, it's well within the city. There are many luminaries buried here, Chicago-famous and world-famous.

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This beautiful cemetery is the resting place of many of the people who made Milwaukee what it is. Mayors, beer barons and other captains of industry. It's a who's who of Milwaukee greats. And a beautiful place. My wife and I stopped by last weekend, and the weather was gorgeous. Sunny and 75°, with a slight breeze - you couldn't ask for a better afternoon (despite the fact that the dappled sunlight didn't make for the best photography).

7/19/17

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Not so far from the crowd of the main street of the Mont is this quiet little graveyard, depending on the lovely church of Saint Pierre.


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Ferns, Lewcombe Churchyard

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