surreal lichen at clocher de nogues
yesterday's strolling brought me to an abandoned church, a building that keeps its bell tower only surrounded by mostly collapsed walls.
the light was perfect for such an encounter: sunset always brings magic to the stone when the sky is pure as it was then.
the cemetery next to the church holds only a few tombs, this one being the only one where i was able to decipher a date: 1898.
the grass was neatly cut and the tombstones freshly cleaned; there were even some brand new plastic flowers put on a handful of them... a few signs that all saints' day still plays an important role in this mountainous area close to the spanish border.
what struck me the most is this surreal lichen, a fluorescent orange type, that adorned most of the headstones.