On the inside of the wall that fences off the St Stephen's graveyard from the Camperdown Memorial Rest park, beauty reigns supreme. Remember here, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It is the wild, rampant beauty of decay and neglect. Wilful neglect, mind you. I for one, would not wish this graveyard to be neatly tended and trimmed.
Eric at PDP tells me that 1st November is All
Remember some of the history from yesterday's view of the outside of this wall. The larger cemetery was established in 1848 and closed - full - in 1867. In 1948, hundred of headstones from around the wider park were moved to within church grounds, and laid up against the stone wall. They were nailed to the wall, in good faith. However, the nails rusted, and the headstones cracked. There are tours on the first Sunday of each month. But, I am all for the solitary meander, and the soft touch upon crumbling headsones. Beauty is fact enough.
|Click here to view thumbnails from around the world for this Theme Day.|