Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Grin Reaper in San Maria Maggiore • Roma, Italia


Off in a dark corner of San Maria Maggiore the Grim Reaper or angel of death lurks over a tomb. The style doesn't jive with Michelangelo's Moses or the magnificent dome painting! It would look great on a T-shirt or gastank of a Harley!

I had difficulty getting used to was the European custom of burying the prominent and wealthy inside churches. Dad burn creepy, especially when you must walk across their graves. I got a kick out of informing people they were standing on a grave and then watching the ensuing dance complete with spastic leaps. The wealthy or high born got choice grave sites along the walls complete with a little chapel. The lessor dead were planted in the floor, some under the pews and doorways! Of course, the peons were planted outside. You paid the big bucks if you wanted to be close to God!

Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

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