March 13, 2020 Monumental Muse

One of only two privately owned Victorian cemeteries in the UK today, York Cemetery dates back to 1837.  Far from being a sad place where people come to mourn the dead, it is an oasis of peaceful serenity and quite unique beauty.  Here the old sits alongside the new and…

March 9, 2020 Monumental Muse

If ever a picture painted a thousand words then it must be one of the following, taken in York Cemetery this week.   What the photos reflect is the sheer beauty of a carpet of purple which has been created by the planting of 18,000 crocus corms at the cemetery. …

March 4, 2020 Monumental Muse

I’ve always thought that a nice way to go when my time comes is in my sleep.  But what of these unfortunate and mostly untimely deaths?  How did they come to take their last breath? *In 620 BC, an Athenian lawmaker by the name of Draco was smothered to death…