Studied in Glasgow, Scotland, Spring 2012
This photo was taken at the Stirling Castle Cemetery in Stirling, Scotland. Many of the headstones throughout the cemetery are adorned with Celtic crosses, which has been a symbol of Irish and Scottish heritage since as early as the fifth century. Originally part of a pagan symbol, the Celtic cross has since become a symbol of Christianity in this largely Protestant nation. Celtic crosses were not originally used as gravestones, but in this photo, they highlight the importance of religion to the Scottish people.