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A photography blog with travel and feature stories by John Matthews, a photographer and flâneur based in London, England.

Flâneur Newsletter 04 - October 2011 - The Dead Travel Fast

I love graveyards, churchyards and burial grounds. These spaces invite contemplation and remembrance. Sometimes I catch myself thinking that no connection exists between myself and the dead. But there is. Like so many of my beloved places - cathedrals, forests, empty offices with a view of the city - graveyards provoke curiosity about what came before I existed and what, if anything, will remain of me when my body ceases to be. Although some gravestones tell of tragedy and calamitous loss, I marvel at the intensity of the love expressed in so many of the inscriptions. What will be said of us, if anything, when we die? 

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Read: Tales of a Flâneur Newsletter 04 - October 2011