Headstone at Dryburgh Abbey, near St. Boswells , Scottish Borders, Great Britain. I think I neeeeeed a headstone like this. Me, reading a book. ;) #gbtravel Hashtag for Travel in Great Britian http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2013/04/18/gbtravel-hashtag-great-britain-travel-tweets/ …"
"Campbell secured a piece of bone from the skeleton of the Bruce, taken when the King's grave was discovered in Dunfermline Abbey in 1818. The reliquary was to be housed below the effigy of the King. The effigy is the work of Carrick; Carrick probably designed it & may have executed the working model, but Carrick did not carve in wood and the model was passed on to a wood carver, probably a Mr. Hubert Good, for the final execution. The marble face and hands were likely picked up by…
Arnos Vale Cemetary. Bristol, England Established in 1837 as a garden cemetary it ran out of room for new graves and with no source of income fell into disrepair in the 20th century. Many once beautiful monuments crumbled and they lay neglected till locals were able to secure funds for restoration. Much of the older part of the cemetary still awaits restoration lending it a gothic air.
Queen Elizabeth's Tomb She became Queen in 1558 at the age of 25. Considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English history. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn.
I've often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in..... it's very different.