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The Way Down


St. James Cemetery lies at the bottom of an old sandstone quarry at the base of the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. Entry to the cemetery from the north end is by a cobbled path that leads down through a tunnel hewn out of the sandstone and lined with old tombstones.

The Way Down


St. James Cemetery lies at the bottom of an old sandstone quarry at the base of the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. Entry to the cemetery from the north end is by a cobbled path that leads down through a tunnel hewn out of the sandstone and lined with old tombstones.

comments (8)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 Aug 2009, 02:35
Absolutely fascinating Les, all those headstones
Les Auld: With a great history of the common people about them Zed, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Aug 2009, 07:25
In Friesland I visited some old churches where they buried the people in the church aisle and the tombstones paved the aisle.

Great picture.
Les Auld: I have seen that in our old churches too Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2009, 07:40
Wow, are there people buried beneath the headstones in this shot? Somehow I thinks that will be very close.
Les Auld: Not so Savo, the headstones were moved when the cemetery was landscaped and they are used in several places to line the walls.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Aug 2009, 08:50
What a fascinating image Les: looks like palm trees in the next life at the other end of the tunnel!
Les Auld: A couple of Yucca plants Chris, well spotted.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 5 Aug 2009, 08:53
The last journey for some Les!!At least there is light at the end of the tunnel.WELL SHOT. interesting work,never knew it exsisted.
Les Auld: Aye Graham form darkness into light, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 5 Aug 2009, 11:49
Les this is very interesting. are the graves behind the head stones
Les Auld: No there are not Vintage these were lined up when the graves were moved years ago. Thanks for the comment.
It is easy to conjure up a vision of pallbearers carrying the coffins down here over the years.
Les Auld: So it is Brian but the gates at the other end provide a more practical entrance, thanks for the comment.
We saw this from above and didn't have time to go down for a proper look. This is a great shot Les
Les Auld: An interesting place Bill, thanks for the comment.

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