An old middleage church, Maarup Kirke (Denmark), is nearly falling down into the sea. Built originally about 2 km from the coast back in the 14th century – now there is only 6 m. to the very steep coast slope.
Most of the church has been dismantled and moved somewhere else for preservation.
In a few years the cemetery will have totally disappeared as the North Sea eats meter by meter each time a storm comes from the west…

No offense intended.

“RIP II” was featured in Amazing Graves on 26 December 2011.

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  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

  • Steen Nielsen
    Steen Nielsenover 3 years ago

    A very moody shot that works well in B+W, it’s an interesting pov shooting through the window. A great capture as always U xx

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsover 3 years ago

    Its just like a scene from the start of a movie….superb shot Ulla : ))

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 3 years ago

    This is the same thing that’s happening to the A1A… that amazing stretch of highway that goes down the eastern coast of Florida all the way to Key West. Erosion is threatening to wash some of the sections with the most breathtaking views (and the tackiest Floridian landmarks) into the sea.
    Time marches on… and we’re often helpless to stop the process. I think it’s cool they’re moving most of the church. These are caring people that should be an inspiration to us all.
    Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 3 years ago

    love !

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Ulla its so sad about the erosion! Cheers!

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    This is a stunning b/w image

  • yampy
    yampyover 3 years ago

    This is just brilliant

    awesome focusing and composition :)

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 3 years ago

    Great dof and use of framing nice piece of work.

  • Astrid Ewing Photography
    Astrid Ewing P...over 3 years ago

    Great angle, nice work!

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