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photoblog image Sidmouth Parish Church 7/7

Sidmouth Parish Church 7/7

To close this series on the church of St.Giles and St.Nicholas at Sidmouth a view looking across the main part of the churchyard which is actually behind the church. It is obvious that most of these gravestones have been there quite a long time yet they do seem to add a lot of character to the churchyard.

 

Sidmouth Parish Church 7/7

To close this series on the church of St.Giles and St.Nicholas at Sidmouth a view looking across the main part of the churchyard which is actually behind the church. It is obvious that most of these gravestones have been there quite a long time yet they do seem to add a lot of character to the churchyard.

 

comments (11)

nice composition... but most of your subject are dead Brian grin
....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I guess you must be referring to the leaves smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2015, 03:37
Yes...cemetery is the best part, Brian.
Brian Walbey: As you saw in the opening image last Monday there isn't much room round the front of the church.
I love seeing the church beyond an d over the cemetery!
Brian Walbey: It is in quite a nice setting, and quite a big churchyard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2015, 06:30
This is a nice image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2015, 08:33
I love to visit church-yars and to read some names - a very nice photo - soon the snowdrops and daffodils will emerge from the ground.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, yes I like churchyards, and indeed Snowdrops will certainly be with us soon, and I believe you are coming over to see them very soon.
Always creepy, cemeteries
Brian Walbey: There's nobody to hurt you in there Chantal, they're all dead smile
A very nice capture indeed Brian! It definitely adds a lot of character.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it's quite a pleasant churchyard.
The old headstones do add character.
Brian Walbey: I like the mix of shapes and styles of the gravestones.
Yes there are some wonderful old gravestones aren't there. I like the peaceful atmosphere here
Brian Walbey: It was peaceful Janet and there is a real mix of different shaped gravestones.
I agree Brian - and uprooting old headstones is a major crime in my opinion - it completely destroys the character of a churchyard.
Brian Walbey: I've never really been able to work out why gravestones are uprooted, unless of course an extension to part of the church is being built.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2015, 22:12
A fine view. I often read the inscriptions and wonder at the sort of life the people had. I wonder if future generations will do that on today's graves?
Brian Walbey: I like reading inscriptions also. Most people are cremated these days so there won't be that many gravestones from our era for future people to read.

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