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photoblog image St John the Baptist Church Bromsgrove4 of ?

St John the Baptist Church Bromsgrove4 of ?

It was a lovely morning so a couple more pictures of the outside seemed in order. 

 

Today is Armistice day and these gravestones are, perhaps, a reminder of the millions who died in the Great war and the Epidemic of Spanish flu that followed it. 

St John the Baptist Church Bromsgrove4 of ?

It was a lovely morning so a couple more pictures of the outside seemed in order. 

 

Today is Armistice day and these gravestones are, perhaps, a reminder of the millions who died in the Great war and the Epidemic of Spanish flu that followed it. 

comments (16)

What beautiful light you've caught filtering through the trees
Bill Phillips: It was a perfect morning
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2015, 04:58
This has the perfect atmosphere for the occasion. LOVE the light and the fallen leaves.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Lady P
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Nov 2015, 05:24
This is fabulous, Squire!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mate!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2015, 06:35
The Spanish flu really was adding insult to injury: love the image
Bill Phillips: I think more people died in the flu epidemic worldwide than died in the war
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 11 Nov 2015, 06:46
Yes - we often forget about the flu epidemic, Bill, which hit people when they were down - a timely reminder
Bill Phillips: Something like 500 million people got the flu and of them between 20 and 50 million died
i love the way that you framed this under the branches Bill...
i also used an ancient graveyard for remembrance day....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Yes indeed we were on a similar page today Peter
Sadly, so many tombstones mark the graves of those "fallen" way too early in life, Bill. We saw that recently at the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA, where many Confederate soldiers lay.
Bill Phillips: I saw a fair bit of the American series on the Civil War. One of the best things I have seen from US Television. What I had not appreciated was just what a terrible war it was in terms of death and destruction
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2015, 07:21
The warm sunlight does comfort our souls. Yes, about ten millions dead soldiers, 20 millions wounded soldiers, more then 7 millions civilian victims ...
Bill Phillips: and somewhere between 20 and 50 million died in the flu pandemic between 1919 and 1920
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2015, 08:44
The like the dappled lighting especially. I did not know about the Spanish flu.
Bill Phillips: It took a heavy toll
A fabulous image Bill!
Bill Phillips: Pleased you like it Richard
Glad you mentioned the flu Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is oft forgotten but it adds to the tragedy that was WW1
This is a very pretty scene with nice light.
Bill Phillips: The light was lovely as it can be in the autumn
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Nov 2015, 10:39
So excellent.

Poor Spanish have to carry the blame again smile
Bill Phillips: Or you could say it was just unlucky timing
Great viewpoint and lovely lighting. I believe you are correct about the number of people who died from the Spanish Flu, it was almost as if God, (if one believes in him) spent the second decade of the last century having a big clear out to reduce the population in most unpleasant ways.
Bill Phillips: If you re right Brian he doesn't come across as Mr Loveable
what a vibrant image, Bill. lovely!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush. Pleased you like it
beauty in antiquity...
Bill Phillips: Indeed but like many of our churches this had a Victorian restoration

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