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Jane's Angel by Steiner62 Jane's Angel by Steiner62
My son used go to swimming lessons every Wednesday evening . I occasionally drove him there when my wife could not. The first time I drove him, I noticed a cemetery near Wicklow Town, where the swimming pool was.

A few Wedsnesdays later I ventured in with my Canon. It was my first visit to a cemetery with a camera.
I was almost instantly drawn to one gravestone in particular, of a cross with an angel, unlike any I have seen before or since. I had this strange feeling that I had seen it before, or maybe that it had been waiting for me a long time to find it. It's sad & sublime expression moved me, against all rational sense.

I kept going back maybe one Wednesday every month for a few minutes or so & each time I was sure that was it, that I could'nt possibly get anymore from it, that I'd used up all the angels angles, the set was now complete...until the next time.

This gravestone depicts, to the best of my knowledge, the angel called Michael...

This Angel looks over the grave of one Jane Nolan, of Wicklow Town, who died on January 4th who's memory this set is dedicated. May she rest in Peace.

Michael (Hebrew מיכאל: Micha'el or Mîkhā’ēl; Greek Μιχαήλ; Latin Michael or Míchaël) is an archangel

My flickr Set "Jane's Angel" Jane's Angel
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Moonkidd Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a lovely photograph!

I heard angels are often on the graves of those who died very young.
galefra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Just so beautiful !!
Steiner62 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Thanks Gale! So good to hear from you again. How's life with you?

Ps. If you EVER would like to use ANY of my images for your sublime visual creations, just ask!

galefra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Hi Steiner, Your images are as gorgeous as ever! Nice to hear from you and thanks so much for the kind offer ! :-)
Steiner62 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
If only you'd take me up on it sometime Gale!

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