|© Godric Godricson|
I love pictures like this as photography gathers together different periods of monuments and memorials in one collection. The stonework memorials look like a sculpture park of inscriptions, hope and aspiration. The work involved in this collection is enormous if we add together the stone masons, the labour involved in putting the monuments together and the grass cutters over the years who have kept the monuments clear of greenery. Despite this the monuments start to fall apart and disintegrate. Graveyards are clearly high maintenance to keep clear and an even higher cost to individuals to create in the first place.