Over at Affinity, voyager posted a thread of famous graves in Russia. [affinity] These are not my photos.
Thomas Sayers, Highgate Cemetary. The dog is perfect.
Edward “The Black Prince” – Canterbury. A childhood memory. I remember dad saying “they called him The Black Prince” and I thought that sounded very badass. It was around the time I was studying the crusades and I thought knights were pretty cool. I love the detail of the armor. Now, I see this differently: a monument to the vanity of another useless politician.
Steven Frank Marsh, Manor Park cemetary. Marsh was apparently a big fan of his BMW. The monument-makers did a pretty good job but they must have been shaking their heads.
Burian, a comedian. I have never seen this grave in person; I just love the expressiveness it conveys.
There is a stunning monument in the Victoria and Albert museum, by Raffaele Monti: So. Much. Carving.
There is a theme in some of these and I realized a few years ago what that theme is – what the underlying bit that attracts me. Can you spot it?
Then there are the reclining ones – I love those:
It seems sad to leave these beautiful artworks outside to get eaten by acid rain. Remember acid rain?
Lawrence Matheson’s is my all-time favorite.