Christmas Day, Germany 2018. Here we are in the small Kloster Heisterbach graveyard where half a dozen untended graves, moss-ridden and illegible as to who are the inhabitants, lie worn and almost invisible in the grass amongst the trees. The monastery, built at the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th century, flourished until the Cistercian monks’ suppression in 1803 and final destruction of the monastery in 1809.
The picture, taken by Charly Wulff, reminds me of McDonald and Giles’ lone album cover from 1971 – or perhaps one other wintry seventies Progressive Folk record of the day. Can one’s musical direction be inspired by the mood of a photograph?
Photos: Charly Wulff