Mysterious Landscapes of People Exploring the World by Nicolas Bouvier
Little Qualicum Falls
London, 1950sbr /C-printbr /signed in ink, verso by Saul Leiter
Gefion ("giver") is an old-Scandinavian Vegetation and Fertility Goddess, especially connected with the plough. She was considered the patron of virgins and the bringer of good luck and prosperity. Every girl who dies a virgin will become Gefion's servant. She is married to King Skjold or Scyld, a son of Odin, and lived in Leire, Denmark, where she had a sanctuary. The Swedish kings are supposed to be her descendants.
The Hardy Tree In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. In the 1860's an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its growth.
The Hardy Tree. Grave stones all around an old tree.hmmm?