We have been to some great churchyards, cemeteries and cathedrals and I have really enjoyed looking at the carved words and letters.
A couple have caught my eye - sometimes because they show errors, which I kind of like. It is good to know folk were human, made mistakes and tried to fix them. Just like I do.
This one I found in Edinburgh, and was lucky enough to get a rainbow as well. A simple error, lower case a instead of A, but repaired.
At Rondel on Harris at St Clement's church I loved the way the lichen had covered the words and yet let them be read.
In Kirkwall on Orkney we visited the truly magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, which had so much beautiful stonework and so many carved memorials. Most dated around 1660s.
With these I was fascinated by the ligatures, and the odd error as well.
Here, the beautiful WA ligature in Kirkwall, a couple of TH ligatures, the HI ligature in children and the lovely WI one in betwixt. Two different Ws too!
I loved the ligatures in daughters... AU and HTE, and then in Patric, the TR. These are things that make me sigh with delight.
One line in particular tickled me here, "had with her 8 children" so many ligatures at play and in the line above I loved how the i was tucked into "with".
I found this error at the end of the memorial - such a beautiful sentiment. She lived regarded and died regretted. Not quite sure what happened to the final ED, but I know that feeling of getting to the end and then making a mistake. I am glad they kept the piece, error and all.
And so funny to realise how I spend my travel time - looking for letters...