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Angel found in an Irish graveyard

My son used go to swimming lessons every Wednesday evening . I occasionally drove him there when my wife could not. The first time I drove him, I noticed a cemetery near Wicklow Town, where the swimming pool was.


A few Wedsnesdays later I ventured in with my Canon. It was my first visit to a cemetery with a camera.

I was almost instantly drawn to one gravestone in particular, of a cross with an angel, unlike any I have seen before or since. I had this strange feeling that I had seen it before, or maybe that it had been waiting for me a long time to find it. It's sad & sublime expression moved me, against all rational sense.


I kept going back maybe one Wednesday every month for a few minutes or so & each time I was sure that was it, that I could'nt possibly get anymore from it, that I'd used up all the angels angles, the set was now complete...until the next time.


This gravestone depicts, to the best of my knowledge, the angel called Michael...


This Angel looks over the grave of one Jane Nolan, of Wicklow Town, who died on January 4th 1915...in who's memory this set is dedicated. May she rest in Peace.


Michael (Hebrew מיכאל: Micha'el or Mîkhā’ēl; Greek Μιχαήλ; Latin Michael or Míchaël) is an archangel


For my flickr friend Paula Anddrade...


Paula's Photostream


Jane's Angel


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Taken on June 28, 2006