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puddleshark
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Daffodils, Loders Churchyard

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Current Location: Dorset, UK

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donnad
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donnad
The archaeologist in me says Nooooo... But the historian in me, says wow, really cool preservation.

https://petapixel.com/2018/03/31/this-photographer-restores-forgotten-veterans-tombstones/
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Current Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle
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Current Music: KEXP

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Cape Blanco Cemetery.jpg

Tiny. And the sign said all the bodies had been relocated? A literal handful of stones. Irish Catholics. The small Catholic sanctuary is long gone to the elements. Gorgeous hilltop setting on the coast.

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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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Current Location: Dorset, UK

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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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