Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My trip to Normandy - Day 5, part 2 - Another Church

Next we spotted this statue of a rooster.
It was part of a memorial for soldiers who died in WWI.

We cycled on until we found another church on this crossroad.

There were fox-heads in the arch above the door!

And also a weird face.

At this church we also had a look around on the graveyard.

This graveyard was still in use with newer graves and beautiful statues like this one.

I noticed something I never saw before.

A lot of the graves had plaques like this.
It seems they don't place a wreath on graves here, but invest in these plaques to be a lasting tribute to the lost loved one. Some graves had so many plaques, you couldn't even see the headstone.

Not all graves were new and well kept though, there were some old forgotten ones as well.

And even this lonely grave, almost hidden in the bushes. I wonder why it's so far away from all the other graves, but just like with the lonely cross I'd seen at another church, it will remain a mystery.

Coming next: on to the next church!


RodeEgel said...

A very fine outing it was... :)

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Jerry and Ben said...

Beautiful pictures Sullivan!