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By gingerdelight    
As well as the churchyard, at the back of the Church is an emergency exit, which is also used for disabled access. As you can see, the local "elite" have been at work! What a comparison to the wonderfully engraved headstones only a few feet away. I suppose we are lucky that these, at least, remain unvandalised (for now).

Thank you all so very much for your comments and interest in my latest uploads, and I may have some news on the young William Bulmer quite soon.


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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 2:41PM
I sort of think ,from your picture, that this looks like an art form
All the kids that have written on it just want to be on something
Thankgoodness they arent defacing the gravestones or even the surrounding brickwork

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
29 Sep 2009 2:42PM
Inane .... A telling image of todays culture thanks for sharing Colin
29 Sep 2009 2:47PM
I woz here springs to mind, Carol. Well taken.
29 Sep 2009 2:56PM

Quote:I sort of think ,from your picture, that this looks like an art form
All the kids that have written on it just want to be on something
Thankgoodness they arent defacing the gravestones or even the surrounding brickwork

barbara's quite right the brickwork remains untouched... Vandals with an arty streak, "Ridiculous"


mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 3:01PM
An emergency exit from a cemetery, love the idea...
The door is set in such a clean, pristine frame. There's a lot to look at in an apparently simple picture.
29 Sep 2009 3:01PM
Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entre

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 3:07PM
Should be easy enough to identify them as they have all left their names or aliases. They don't come much more intelligent than that Smile
29 Sep 2009 3:11PM
I like the shot, I see my name right in the middle and they've got ths spelling right, It must be art!

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Sep 2009 3:29PM
Bored kids, with nothing better to do that deface a suitable surface! Carol
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
29 Sep 2009 3:31PM
Emergency exit in a Church ?

PC gone bonkers.

Very interesting shot never the less.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Sep 2009 4:04PM
E exit--- They did not realize.....

29 Sep 2009 4:14PM
wonderful texture on the door, you can use it for several photoshop effects, lovely composition too.
29 Sep 2009 4:26PM
It says it all!....well spotted...B
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
29 Sep 2009 4:37PM
Well spotted & captured, great image
Mikelane 11 1 Wales
29 Sep 2009 4:53PM
This is excellent ,the names of my entire family are written on that door ,thanks for sharing carol xxx
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Sep 2009 5:07PM
Works well and as someone else emntioned, Exit seems altogether appropriate given the setting! Bet you could spend almost as long studying this as the inscriptions on the gravestones! Both have, at their base, exactly the same reason for being there!!

baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 5:18PM

The door is set in such a clean, pristine frame. Moira

This is the first thing that struck me too, the emergency exit...nothing I can say to that!! Lots to look at and well captured.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Sep 2009 6:12PM
Emergency exit to a church, eh?!! Nice bit of stonework surrounding the door - it's to be hoped that doesn't get defaced when the door's full. Well spotted and captured, Carol.
TrevB Smile
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 6:48PM
Looks like theres only a bit of paint left! maybe they will repaint it then destroy it again. Great shot, fantastic contrast.
29 Sep 2009 7:15PM
what a great image well captured and composed.
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 7:43PM
Well ehilst it is shameful the vandalised door makes a wonderful image.
m3lem 12 England
29 Sep 2009 8:10PM
A super image and well spotted Carol
Thanks for your kind message of get well, still feel rough.
Love Andrea xx
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 8:22PM
great spot carol cracking shot Wink
29 Sep 2009 8:44PM
Mmmmm.... Not so clever are they all signing their names ! But will anyone do anything about it - NO !

Well observed shot anyway Carol.

Roly 11 Wales
29 Sep 2009 8:46PM

Quote:Well ehilst it is shameful the vandalised door makes a wonderful image.

I agree.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
29 Sep 2009 10:27PM
Well observed and photographed. I hope you went in close and took some abstracts.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
30 Sep 2009 12:15AM
Great shot,well spotted,

30 Sep 2009 8:35AM
great comp
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 9:03AM
A great image...but a shame all the same...pointless vandalism, but agree that it's a good thing that they have left the headstones and walls alone
30 Sep 2009 11:12AM
I agree it's pretty unusual, but with everything confined to the black space, and the outer stonework untouched, I think it makes a wonderfully surreal image. A 21st century version of prehistoric cave art? Wink
As a photo I love it, as vandalism we can do without it. But a great capture and so unusual. I wish you'd put it in a competition of some sort...if you slightly blur your vision, the main capital letters look like Greek lettering!
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 11:29AM
Unusual and effective.
Nettles 11 England
30 Sep 2009 11:34AM
Guess the ones at the bottom of the door had to lie flat, wonder of the poor little darlings caught a cold, we can but hope.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 11:35AM
Thank you so much for your award Dave - it is a lovely surprise and really kind of you. If I find a competition on graffiti I will enter it!
30 Sep 2009 1:17PM
The shot says it all about todays youth !! Very arty image....
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2009 11:45AM
A sad bit of social commentary in my opinion; disrespect aside, I'd be intrigued to know the motivation: it reminds me of animals "marking" their territory!
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
2 Oct 2009 10:53AM
Great contrast Carol, brilliantly taken

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