The feature below was first shown on my website on 16 August 1998
Images of Wales
Sunday, 16 August 1998
Dan-y-graig Cemetery, Swansea, Glamorgan
Photography by John Ball - 5 August 1998 (with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
This large municipal cemetery was opened in the mid 19th century. It looks out over Swansea Bay from the slopes of Kilvey Hill above Swansea's dockland. Many of those interred here have maritime connections.
Above: The gatehouse and entrance to the cemetery.
Above: One of the cemetery's two derelict non-denominational chapels. Beyond are the heather-covered slopes of Kilvey Hill.
Above: The cemetery is home to thousands of graves.
Above: Some of the gravestones are monumental sculptures - works of art in their own right. Note the anchor on the tall monument on the right.
Above: The chapel and war memorial (left), and the colourful and well-tended gardens (right).
Above: A small area of the cemetery is dedicated to Norwegian seamen.
The gravestone marks the final resting place of Olaf Berg, born on 14 October 1901. He died on 30 June 1917, just 4 months before his 16th birthday - a tragic victim of the Great War.
Above: The view looking out over the cemetery towards Swansea Bay and the Mumbles, shimmering in the summer sunshine.