Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge

Week 7 – 15. Graveyard

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This weekend we visited a friend in Ramsgate, Kent. Ramsgate is a seaside town. While we were there the house of Augustus Pugin (1812-1852) was open to the public. Pugin was an architect who designed among other things the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London. He spent his life trying to revive medieval Gothic architecture. The graveyard shown in the picture above was photographed from the tower in his house which was built in 1843/44. It had a prime site on the West Cliff. Nearby he also designed St Augustus  Church which houses the remains of St Augustus and is the burial place of Pugin who died at the early age of 40.

Below is a post of a long polychromed terracotta panel of the Stations of the Cross by Alois De Beule a Flemish sculptor.

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I also include a photo of the harbour where we had a tasty breakfast overlooking the sea. While we were there, there was a street party which had antique, food and craft stalls staffed by locals in period costume. There was also great live music and people on stilts making balloons for the children.

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7 thoughts on “Week 7 – 15. Graveyard

  1. nice change looking down on a graveyard – usually we are taking them from ground level.

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  2. Great view! Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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  3. Love the view…such a different way of seeing a grave yard.

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  4. sThank you for your comments and the “Likes”. I appreciate you reading my post.

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  5. I zoomed in on a couple who were standing near a “fresh” grave site covered in pink flowers. There is something so sacred about a cemetery and blessed grounds. The respect for life .God, memories and all sorts of feelings. Very nice.

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  6. Thanks, Ema Lou. You have set me a new task. How to zoom in. I did not notice the couple.

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  7. All the views are great – so glad you included the extra shots of the area. I really liked the marina scene and the idea of the man on stilts. My dad made us a set when we were younger and we would compete for how many steps we could take.

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