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A Mid-Week Break

 

I visited many old parish churches while in Cornwall, England, thanks to Pauline and Lisl.

This was one of my favorites because the graveyard was overgrown.

(St. Anne's Church, 15th century, Whitstone, North Cornwall, England)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

I visited many old parish churches while in Cornwall, England, thanks to Pauline and Lisl.

This was one of my favorites because the graveyard was overgrown.

(St. Anne's Church, 15th century, Whitstone, North Cornwall, England)

 

 

 

comments (29)

I have seen some hilly graveyards but none quite so steep as that. Nicely shot.
Ginnie Hart: The hilly part was also why it was one of my favorites, Michael. smile Thanks.
we know that they are there Ginnie... but they are just being shy... wonderful image....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Really resting in peace, Peter, being disturbed by nothing! Thanks.
Feels very English. But what a slope.
Ginnie Hart: Very English, indeed, Michael. You wouldn't see something like this in the Netherlands! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2015, 04:18
I think it looks wonderful, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It took my breath away, Ray. grin
This is wonderful indeed Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2015, 06:19
Oh, I saw such a church also on the Isle of Wight- the grass will not be cut to give place to insects, butterflies ... I like your photo very much!
Ginnie Hart: It actually makes a lot of sense to me, Philine, to allow such places to be overgrown. It would be harder to find specific stones or to examine them, as I love to do. But still, it feels very soulful. Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2015, 06:28
And it makes a small reserve for nature, Ginnie. Nice gentle treatment
Ginnie Hart: I really like the thought, Lisl. Thank you.
I wonder if this is deliberate or whether the mower is broken?
Ginnie Hart: I believe Lisl told me that it's probably because they don't have enough money to maintain it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2015, 08:05
I like seeing overgrown churchyards like this Ginnie, it adds atmosphere
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2015, 08:23
A wonderful picture, I think I never saw such a steep slope as a graveyard. I think insects have a great time hear.... Nice and quiet.
Ginnie Hart: I can really imagine having a loved one resting there, MLMA. It felt very peaceful.
Ah so you went to North Cornwall?!
I've only been to Newquay there but been to many other places in North Devon (right next to North Cornwall). wink
Ginnie Hart: Just think, LC, we could have reached out and almost touched each other. smile
I have commented on this a lot seeing so many churchyards not mowed in England. That would not happen in North America.
Ginnie Hart: I actually find it to be quite soulful, Mary, esp. since the gravestones are so old.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2015, 11:24
A steep hill for a graveyard. I hope they had enough sense to start burying at the bottom and worked their way upwards. Other wise the lower graves would fill with fluids, while they dig. A fact I know about graveyards.

Also, with the body next to grave, someone had to keep a foot on it, to keep it from rolling. So once they are ready to lower it into the grave, the guy just lift his foot and the rest will happen automatically.

Now see, what you had me thinking of ...
Ginnie Hart: Oh, dear me, Louis. Leave it to you! grin
Fabulous image Ginnie, I love the slope and the mystery of your picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. I can still picture it clearly.
What a slope indeed! And your new knee was able to manage it! Great! Love the perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. I never had one problem with my knee the entire trip!!!
Magnificent composition!
Have a great day!
Natallia Jolliet
http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Natallia.
I love this with the un-mown grasses, it seems to give it more character.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly how I feel, too, Brian. Thank you.
Looking good with the Ginnie treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thank you, Janet. smile
a stunning, razor sharp image. great scene too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. I've always been partial to graveyards for some reason. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2015, 15:32
Great picture Ginnie, no wonder it is overgrown, it must be very difficult to cut the grass on that slope
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne. When all else fails, just "give up" and accept the beauty as is. smile
jolie composition et traitement!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, JP.
You captured it well, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2015, 01:08
This photo reminds me of the Flodden battle field in certain seasons...
Ginnie Hart: I'll take your word for it, Cherry. smile Thanks.
I like atmosphere of this old church and graves.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2015, 08:04
A lot of church yards leave areas like this now to encourage wildlife. I like your view very much.
Ginnie Hart: I very much like the idea, Alan. It feels so much more peaceful, to be honest. Thank you.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jul 2015, 10:53
Do you remember how we both said "wow" when we walked in through the gate?

You have done it justice with this lovely image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Pauline. I'll never forget that churchyard. It seems appropriate that we never had the key to enter the church, because this is all I'll now remember.
I like all the arches...
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Larry. smile
It does lend some real charm to it - and I think the slope does as well
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Elizabeth. Apparently many parish churches are doing this on purpose, for the sake of wildlife. I really like the idea!
ashes to ashes, dust to dust.... where we come from, there we will go smile such a pretty picture, sister
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine.

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