Shadowland: in Wenlock Churchyard

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I took these photos today  in a burst of winter sunlight on the wall of our parish church, Holy Trinity in Much Wenlock.  The sequence of shadows has a gothic feel despite the brightness of the light on the limestone wall. My overwhelming feeling was of spirits of the past remembered, the cycle of life and death. This church is very old, possibly with its roots in the 7th century when a Mercian princess, St Milburga was Abbess of Wenlock. A lot of humanity, then, has walked over this ground. It is good to think of them.

 

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