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St Marks Church, Ampfield  The church of St Marks was consecrated in 1841 and is affectionately known as the "church in the wood". | copyright Miss Steel

St Marks Church, Ampfield The church of St Marks was consecrated in 1841 and is affectionately known as the "church in the wood". | copyright Miss Steel

CEMETERY DOCUMENTATION by SHERRY S. JOHNSTON Years ago, when I first started this journey of researching, documenting and writing about cemeteries, I started off with some that were the ‘hard to find’ ones. These are the cemeteries that have been ... Read More

CEMETERY DOCUMENTATION by SHERRY S. JOHNSTON Years ago, when I first started this journey of researching, documenting and writing about cemeteries, I started off with some that were the ‘hard to find’ ones. These are the cemeteries that have been ... Read More

‘Baby Trees’.    In Tana Toraja, Indonesia, when a baby dies, a mother cuts a hole in a tree and places the child inside, sometimes in a coffin or basket. A tree may be used for a few babies and for decades.    Photo credit: Derek Brown

‘Baby Trees’. In Tana Toraja, Indonesia, when a baby dies, a mother cuts a hole in a tree and places the child inside, sometimes in a coffin or basket. A tree may be used for a few babies and for decades. Photo credit: Derek Brown

"FORGOTTEN SOULS"  This was taken on an early, foggy morning in The Olde Newbury Burial Grounds in Newbury MA. A magical moment, just as moody and dramatic as it looks.  www.karenlynchphotos.com

"FORGOTTEN SOULS" This was taken on an early, foggy morning in The Olde Newbury Burial Grounds in Newbury MA. A magical moment, just as moody and dramatic as it looks. www.karenlynchphotos.com

Lone Fir is one of the few cemeteries that allows mourners to plant trees or flowers in honor of their loved ones. As a result, the cemetery has become a community garden of sorts.

15 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Cemeteries From Around The World

Lone Fir is one of the few cemeteries that allows mourners to plant trees or flowers in honor of their loved ones. As a result, the cemetery has become a community garden of sorts.

DEATH MASKS: Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Clarke County, Alabama is in the National Register of Historic Places due to the headstones that tend to stare right back at you. Isaac Nettles praised them as his Death Masks. He cast the faces of people before they died and stored them to create a unique grave marking upon the person’s passing. While most have fallen victim to vandals, the greatest of his works, the triple headed memorial, still stands, molded from the faces his wife and daughters.

"Death Masks" of Mt. Nebo Cemetery

DEATH MASKS: Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Clarke County, Alabama is in the National Register of Historic Places due to the headstones that tend to stare right back at you. Isaac Nettles praised them as his Death Masks. He cast the faces of people before they died and stored them to create a unique grave marking upon the person’s passing. While most have fallen victim to vandals, the greatest of his works, the triple headed memorial, still stands, molded from the faces his wife and daughters.

St.Andrew's church, Little Snoring  An architectural enigma and delightful church  Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Richard Croft

St.Andrew's church, Little Snoring An architectural enigma and delightful church Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved] © Copyright Richard Croft

St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Co. Louth - 1752 - #StreetPhotography

St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Co. Louth – 1752

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