Thursday, 4 August 2011

Chale - Isle of Wight

"I accept my crown!"
© Godric Godricson

I came across this unusual monument in the cemetery of Saint Andrew's at Chale in the Isle of Wight. The island is a beautiful part of the UK and somewhere to visit although the ferry can be expensive. Chale is a beautiful village and one encapsulates something of the history of the Island and its people.

The crown on a cushion is well designed and produced and in this photo is framed by an atmospheric sky as a front came in from The Solent. The medieval cemetery has a range of monuments through the last two hundred years including a European Prince who was later exhumed and re-buried elsewhere as well as people from the island.

There is a modest and understated monument in the Church to those who were killed in the last war which should not be overlooked if you visit the Church.
See also the Karoli plaque celebrating Count Michael (1917 – 1939) and Count Adam Karoli

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