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photoblog image St.Peter & St.Paul, Syston 2/7

St.Peter & St.Paul, Syston 2/7

When I visited Syston Parish Church it was late Autumn with beautiful light and longish shadows. There is a fine selection of quite old gravestones in the churchyard, this particular group seem to date from the mid 19th.century and are in excellent condition with a tidily kept area around them.

St.Peter & St.Paul, Syston 2/7

When I visited Syston Parish Church it was late Autumn with beautiful light and longish shadows. There is a fine selection of quite old gravestones in the churchyard, this particular group seem to date from the mid 19th.century and are in excellent condition with a tidily kept area around them.

comments (15)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2013, 00:23
Simply lovely Brian! You are right the light in this is exceptional.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2013, 02:24
They look a bit like a fancy retaining wall, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I suppose they do at that Ray.
This is a beautiful photo Brian... but i think that your subjects have long been dead grin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. The dates on most of the gravestones are in the 1800's.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2013, 07:47
a peaceful, atmospheric photo -if the here buried persons were as gathered in harmony during their lifetime as they are here?
Brian Walbey: It is nice to think they were gathered in harmony when they were walking this Earth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2013, 08:30
I think they may be made from slate
Brian Walbey: Not far away, up in the Charnwood Forest area, are the old Swithland slate quarries, and for many miles around the slate can be seen being used for gravestones like this.
Beautiful lighting, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Early winter, clear sky and low light, just the job Tom.
Not the place to say "I wouldn't be seen dead here"
Brian Walbey: Definitely not Bill.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 19 Mar 2013, 13:44
Many stones from this era are damaged beyond legibility Brian. These were either made of high quality stone, or cut with the grain going the right way or, sheltered from the prevailing wind and rain. It could of course be all three.
Brian Walbey: I think the fact that they are sheltered has helped their condition Chad, but if it is Swithland Slate from nearby then I believe that is very hard and durable.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2013, 15:15
The elegance of the typography is very charming
Brian Walbey: Indeed, John, I wonder what font it is smile
Slow is the ivy and the moss growing over the grave stones to help the guy below retuen to live again
Brian Walbey: That's very poetic Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2013, 16:10
No prevailing wind at this angle to damage the headstones, Brian
Brian Walbey: I think that has helped Lisl and if it is Swithland Slate from nearby then I believe that is very hard and durable.
Superb capture with this fabulous light Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2013, 20:53
I like to read the inscriptions; makes me wonder if the life and times back then. This time, the lighting has worked to your advantage.
Brian Walbey: Yes no doubt their lives were a lot different to ours in some ways, but there are other things that are the same for every generation.
Good use of the light to capture that crisp carving, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I was very lucky that day Graeme.
I wonder their life stories... Nicely captured.
Brian Walbey: Yes I often wonder such things when I walk round these old churchyards among the graves.

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