It gleams brilliantly red in the sunshine.
While this is the church where my great-grandparents were likely confirmed and married, it doesn’t seem to be where they were buried, so we aren’t focused on the graves around us until we come to an area thick with gravestones.
Now that we think about it, we haven’t seen any really old graves at this church either. In both churches there are “empty” plots scattered throughout the grounds, plots that clearly have been in use in the past. I wonder, do Danish cemeteries remove headstones and reuse plots if families don’t keep up maintenance or fees or just to manage the space? That would explain the total lack of old graves around churches that have been in use for centuries.
Now I have even more questions.