Skull & Crossbones on a gravestone

Skull & Crossbones stone in St Martin's crypt London

This’ll be the first photo post from our trip to London last week. Lisa and I found ourselves with a bit of time before our flight home, and we wandered into the crypt at St Martin In The Fields (just beside Trafalgar Square).

While there’s not an awful lot to see – it’s essentially a cafe these days – you do have to walk over ancient gravestones as you pass through. This one stands out for the chilling skull and crossbones, as well as for the details – the shovel and pickaxe either side are great. I wonder if there’s a deeper meaning to them than representing the gravedigging process?

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