Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Eternal Flame

I found this tombstone particularly compelling not only because of its shape, but also because of the flame of stone which emanates from the urn which sits atop the stone. An 'eternal' flame, cast in stone, never to be extinguished.

The inscription reads:

Erected by
Jonathan Bagnall
of Rathmines
In Memory of His beloved Wife
Who departed this life
18th March 1844
Aged 72 years.
Jonathan Bagnall Esq.
Died 26th May 1852
Aged 86 years.
Matilda their daughter
died 29th October 1904

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All photographs Copyright©J.Geraghty-Gorman 2011.
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