26 March 2012

SILENCED TOMBSTONES

Highgate

Tombstones covered in ivy or damaged by weather become lovelier in their shape, posture, colour and texture. Some inscriptions peep out from ivy fronds; some stones have been completely suffocated by plant growth.


Highgate
Highgate

Highgate
Highgate
























Where there is a regime of herbicide, tombstones don’t get covered like this but the weather still erodes them or the ground undermines them.

East Ham Jewish burial ground
Glasgow Necropolis

East Ham Jewish burial ground

East Ham Jewish burial ground

Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow Necropolis



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