June, Early Evening

I saw this photograph on a local Facebook page. The photographer Carlo Fontanarosa gave me permission to share it.

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It is taken from the old cemetery in my home town of Middleton, and the church is that of St.Leonard’s. Standing on the highest part of the town, it dominates the view both spiritually and geographically.

Part of the building dates back to Norman times, and it is built on the site of a wooden Saxon church. There is even speculation that there was a pagan religious site before this.

All those layers, but its greatest historic significance is that it is where I got married!

I love this shot, it has everything: history; place; wilderness; memories. And to cap it all, it is taken at dusk, my favourite part of the day.

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6 thoughts on “June, Early Evening

  1. What an awesome place!
    I love those old cemeteries that are not groomed into being sterile. Great places to just sit there and be. And this one even has a church to match

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  2. “All those layers, but its greatest historic significance is that it is where I got married!”

    My, but aren’t you the romantic?!!! Congrats!

    Lovely blue splashes throughout the photo – flowers, window glass and patches of sky.

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