The grave marker in the picture above looks like a game piece for Chess. I find the artistry of it stunning. I am so fascinated by how ornately adorned bygone graves are marked. After reading grave stones I am left wanting more, like at the end of a good novel, wishing to know the fuller story about each person there. I like people and cemeteries are full of them, well their bodies at least. I love life, and death is a part of life. I work with a man who wants to die and we have had many conversations about his life and his desire to see it end. So before you think that I am morbid take all this in consideration. I hope you too find beauty in these photos and my interest in old grave stones.
The last photo is a little funny to me. It is so stately erected as a monument for two lovers, whom obviously the lady had successfully snatched herself a younger man of approximately 6-7 years!