I have to admit I really like cemeteries. I live opposite one in Newbury (UK) and I have draw in again and again. It is long and thin but large (18000 m2). It has two sections one for anglicans and one for dissenters (all other religions and non religions). It seems that around 11000 people are buried here which is impressive considering that Newbury's population in 2001 was approximately 28000!
A lo largo del muro hay unos arboles maravillosos que cambian de aspecto según la temporada. En las últimas semanas han cambiando radicalmente porque les han podado drasticamente. Cuando anunciaron la poda,me dedique a dibujarlos casi cada día para no olvidar su esplendor.
Along the wall there are some old fantastic trees that change througout the year. In the last few weeks they have changed radically as they've been seriously pollarded. When they announced they'd be pollarded, I started to draw then almost daily not to forget their splendid presence.
La operación poda ha tardado más de una semana, casi dos y aquí hay algunos dibujillos del proceso, con una grúa telescópica y el señor desde lo alto cortaba las ramas, echaba las abajo donde tenían una trituradora que convertía los troncos en serrín. Un poco triste.
Han quedado bien pelados - como podéis ver. Menos mal que volverán a crecer, aunque llevara tiempo, pero son pacientes. Los veo ahí como guardas y presenciando un montón de sucesos - si pudieran hablar !!
It has taken more than a week (almost two) to pollard them all, and here are some sketches of the process with a telescopic crane with a basket in the top from which one of the men saw the branches and let them drop down into a pile. They had also a chipper to make woodchip of all the cut wood. A little bit sad.
They have been left well trimmed, as you can see. Just as well they will grow again, although it will take some time but, they are pacient. I see them there keeping guard and witnessing all that happens, if they could talk!