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St James Cemetery

 

When the cemetery was cleared in the 1960s many of the tombstones were arranged around the sides of the grounds and some of the more important, or notorious, were left in situ. There are now paths and grassed areas in the old quarry for people to wamder around. Some areas are still a bit delapitated though.

St James Cemetery

 

When the cemetery was cleared in the 1960s many of the tombstones were arranged around the sides of the grounds and some of the more important, or notorious, were left in situ. There are now paths and grassed areas in the old quarry for people to wamder around. Some areas are still a bit delapitated though.

comments (7)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 17 Dec 2007, 01:15
Cemeteries are so intriguing to me, Les. I bet this one would be a grand one for a good wander about. It feels especially appropriate in B&W!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, it is a quiet place even though it is next to the city centre and you could wander there for hours and find new things to see.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 17 Dec 2007, 12:28
Cemeteries intrigue me too. For me, it is the connection to the past and thinking of the men and women who forged our collective past. You image evokes those same feelings of wondering.
Les Auld: Thanks Kathryn, I agree, you look at the headstones and the words on them and wonder about the past. Places full of stories.
Lovely bit of b&w. I confess I like wandering around graveyards reading the inscriptions.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, glad you like it.
'Tis the season to be jolly! Good photo though Les.
Les Auld: Should you be jolly in a graveyard, why not! Thanks Ian.
  • Ellie
  • been to a Carol Service
  • 17 Dec 2007, 23:52
It's fascinating to see, but a bit sad I think, sometimes, when the stones are just lined up round the edge, for whatever reason.

I like browsing old cemeteries, and must take myself back into Southampton in January to re-take pictures I lost when my hd broke.
Les Auld: I know what you mean Ellie, but when a site is run down and delapidated then a sensitve reworking of the place does help.
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2007, 17:53
good bit of b+w les,not keen on walking around graveyards.a bit to spooky for me.
Les Auld: Mid day doesn't seem too bad a time, not in the middle of the night though. Thanks for the comment mick.
Hi Les - just trawling thru your archive. Some great images - this one caught my eye as the processing evokes a melancholy atmosphere which fits the subject perfectly (for me). Mike
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, appreciate your looking around, glad you liked some of them.

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