I have no grave stories this time. (last week's effort exhausted me!)
Instead, I am combining ABC Wednesday and Taphophile Tragics and showing St Luke's Church, the oldest church in Burlington, and its accompanying oldest graveyard.
I have a found a replacement for Picnik, called PicMonkey and was playing around with their new effects. Above is something called 'intrepid' with the second being a 'daguerrotype - plumbe'.
For an added L, I include this marker for the Lowe family.
On this side it reads,
Edward R Lowe died June 1st, 1888 aged 15 years
with I assume his sister below
Barbara L Lowe died May 29th, 1902 aged 25 years.
There were more names on the other side, but it was difficult to get a good shot, so I will have to try again.
That is a very pretty church, the brick chimney is almost a memorial in itself! The graves do seem to be placed rather randomly.ReplyDelete
Lovely old church and a very romantic looking churchyard.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the pretty photos and letting us know about PicMonkey. I have bookmarked their website ready for use.ReplyDelete
it all look sso cleanReplyDelete
Love that church design. Cemeteries are fascinating, esp old church ones.ReplyDelete
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Great effects on the photos...I will have to check out Picmonkey, I found one called Pixlr, its simple and easy to use also. Love that church with the red door.ReplyDelete
This church would look perfectly comfortable in a small village! I never seem to branch out form the main municipal cemetery in Hamilton and seek out church cemeteries.ReplyDelete
A wonderful looking old church and a great history- lovely post.ReplyDelete
Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave
Such a beautiful church. And great photos!ReplyDelete
That looks a really lovely church - but to me it looks spanking new! Obviously it has been kept in good order, but even the graveyard looks clean and new!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos, you take such interesting ones!
I think it might be the exceptionally bright sunshine on the siding of the church that makes it look new (I am 100% positive the aluminum siding is not original!) and a closer look at the graveyard would give a very different impression.Delete
Elgin St : I WAS THINKING AS i SEE YOUR CHURCH, THAT THIS LOOKS LIKE nEW zEALAND. tHEN i READ Elgin St , I used to live next to a street with this name. (sorry about the capitals)ReplyDelete
Here in Australia we do not have church architecture anything like this. I find it enchanting in its small town village style. I do not even mind that the tombstones are haphazard or too close to the walls of the church. It seems to suit the area.ReplyDelete
I am intruiged by your use of post-processing. all that is a bit beyond me.
I love to visit old cemeteries, we visited one years ago and the stone was tall and all it said was "Annie died"--no dates or anything else. The church building is beautiful and what a lovely setting.ReplyDelete
The lack of rows in the graveyard do seem at odds with tradition, doesn't it. Yet both the church and graveyard have a charm. There must be a sad story to the two dying so young.ReplyDelete
Its a pretty little church, haphazard graves are so photogenic.ReplyDelete
the church looks cute.ReplyDelete
and do i see a blossom tree?
there are early blooming magnolias as well as a cherry blossom tree.Delete
It always makes me sad to see children's graves.ReplyDelete
What a lovely little church!ReplyDelete
Great shots. It is really so very much fun to explore old graveyards like that. You have done a nice job of giving us a random sample. Thank you. I am off to look into PikmonkeyReplyDelete
PS: Alley is used more for cities where it describes a narrow passage between buildings, where strictly speaking a lane is more descriptive of a narrow path in the countryside. The distinction is somewhat lost nowadays and one may speak of "lanes" in cities.