Come on in! Join Pinterest only takes like a second or so.

More like this: old churches, church and trees.
Visit Site
Andrew Keys
Andrew Keys • 35 weeks ago

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.

Related Pins

The Hardy Tree, St Pancras churchyard, London. An "art installation" by Thomas Hardy (the author) who was tasked with disinterring the bodies in the graveyard so the railroad could cut through it. ~ by O.F.E., via Flickr

Haworth Churchyard in Yorkshire.

Concord, Massachusetts - old graveyard next to St. Bernard's

St. Philip's Church, Garrison, NY

London's Hidden Seven Dials Neighborhood, England - with its seven cobblestoned streets that radiate from a central square with a sundial has been a colorful neighborhood since the 17th century, when speculator Thomas Neale designed the area to lure London gentry.

St. Dunstan-in-the-East was a Church of England parish church halfway between London Bridge and the Tower of London. There has been a church on this site since approximately 1100. The church was destroyed in 1941 during the London Blitz of WW2. The scarred and blackened walls of the old church remain and now surround a tranquil area designated as a peace garden. Very cool!

This interest me because unintentionally the trees line the arch perfectly and add a perfect design to an already beautiful arch

Lord Horatio Nelson's Tomb in the Crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London