PHOTO SET: Purity in Death

OK, so this is going to be perhaps the most controversial thing that I’ve done on this blog… definitely the most controversial thing that I’ve done in a long time.

You’re either going to get it, or you might disagree with it – and I fully appreciate that! I’ll try and explain my reasoning behind this photo set below, but I hope that nobody has actually been offended by it, or has taken it to be in extremely poor taste.

My Nana passed away four years ago (28th January 2006), and I recently went back home to Manchester, giving me chance to visit her resting place.

It was just after the recent heavy snow in Manchester, and Urmston Cemetary looked so beautifully picturesque. Everything was completely silent and it was clear that no-one had been there for several days – there was not one single footprint in the snow. The place was simply idyllic.

Urmston Cemetary is perhaps one of my favourite places as it is and I do regret not being able to visit my Nana more often than twice a year due to my living in London.

So I guess this post is part tribute to my awesome Nana, and part a celebration of life and the beauty of humanity, nature and ‘the circle of life’. Cemetaries are often photographed as there is such wonderful imagery contained within them, and I hope that this is the tone that this photo set is received into 🙂

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About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

2 Responses

  1. I think cemeteries are inherently beautiful places. I grew up in Chorlton next to Southern Cemetery; I’ve had the unfortunate experience of two of my friends dying young and make visits for their anniversaries in May and October.


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