Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mission


While visiting a mission a while back, I found myself drawn to an oft overlooked and run down graveyard around and in the back. There were very old graves in varying states of disrepair, but it was quite powerful to be there and it felt very personal. It enjoyed this part of the mission the most, probably because, unlike the rest of the mission which had felt like a Museum of Natural History exhibit - accurate, but still somewhat artificial - this space seemed to communicate a more genuine story about the mission.

While taking in the tranquility of this graveyard, my eyes were particularly drawn to the farm fields seen in the distance below the old mission wall. These fields were strongly contrasted with the rest of the scene as the sun was beating down on fields, whereas the graveyard itself, was mostly shaded with just a sparse dappling of sunlight.




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