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    Fundenhall, Norfolk.

    Time has transfigured them into
    Untruth. The stone fidelity
    They hardly meant has come to be
    Their final blazon, and to prove
    Our almost-instinct almost true:
    What will survive of us is love.

    Philip Larkin, An Arundel Tomb

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    1. teecee46 84 months ago | reply

      Together in death as in life

    2. Sally Van Natta 81 months ago | reply

      In the thumbnail, they look like a couple, leaning on each other for support.
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    3. <Leonie di Vienna> 81 months ago | reply

      very vertygood senn
      I like the way they put their "heads" together
      Guess they have been in harmony in their life ...

    4. BigSkyKatie 81 months ago | reply

      I love how their markers are kissing.
      sentimental & sweet

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    5. Lynn Morag 81 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image ... sadly, it is a romantic view that all that survives is love but actually it is forgotten as soon as those involved are parted. Love is for the living thing rather than the dead.
      I followed the links ... how sad that the site is so disrespected.

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    6. turkeychik 81 months ago | reply

      Such a cool photo.

      Removed and destroyed? Seems not only heartless but stupid. If there are no living relatives, at least sell them and give the money to charity or something. What fools government entities can be!

    7. LynchburgVirginia ★ 81 months ago | reply

      an excellent photo, but a sad commentary. well done.

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    8. JIGGS IMAGES 81 months ago | reply

      In Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, the city cemetery had to be removed due to ending up in a prime central city location. The city planners decided not to destroy the grave stones,[ some dating back to early settlement] but instead had them all cemented into a curving wall that runs right through St Davids Park in Hobart. My Husband and I spent a pleasant afternoon, while holidaying in Tassie, searching for his GGG relatives. We found them too!
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    9. VanMinnen 81 months ago | reply

      Stones may be removed, but love is eternal!

      This is such a truely wonderful image.
      It touches me. Deeply.

    10. Jan Ronald Crans 81 months ago | reply

      Great Lovely (till dead) shot.

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    11. laverrue 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Crème de la Crème/Cream of the cream, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Matt J Newman 75 months ago | reply

      I like this photo very much!

    13. Blame the bankers, not the Badgers. 68 months ago | reply

      I think I might have said this before, but, thank you for documenting this for those of us that might or might not make it there in person, to visit our ancestors' graves. People whose families lived in those parishes and built these ancient churches. 1869 is not so very long ago, in those terms.

    14. oldoinyo 65 months ago | reply

      Amazing find, very poignant. Too bad they destroyed it, but kudos to you for capturing it while it was still there.

    15. Maryjanie P 61 months ago | reply

      I love the photo, very powerful. I wish that old graveyards were not destroyed. I don't know about the UK, but in the US there are Graveyard Preservation Committees. Burial sites and gravestones tell vital stories...it is up to us to be in tune and honor them.

    16. fixel_flickr 57 months ago | reply

      Thanks alot, and I mean big thanks.
      These are may great great, great, great grand parents, really!

    17. mikescottnz 40 months ago | reply

      'Lean on me when I'm not strong' -lets hope their graves are held sacred.

    18. Glenn McNaughton 34 months ago | reply

      A beautiful photo, well spotted and lovely colours.....

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