Monday, 24 August 2009

George Fleming

This is an example of a metal grave, which quickly fell out of favor for obvious practical reasons.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

William Miller

Monument in the Glasgow Necropolis to William Miller who wrote the famous nursery rhyme "Wee Willie Winkie". The bronze plate is now a false replica of the original, which someone stole and sold to an antique shop. I am happy to say that the original plate was recovered from the shop and it is now in storage with Glasgow City Council. Miller is actually buried in a paupers grave at Tollcross, he died at the age of 62.

Wee Willie Winkie rins through the town,
Up stairs and doon stairs in his nicht-gown,
Tirling at the window, cryin' at the lock,
Are the weans in their bed, for it's now ten o'clock?

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Friday, 21 August 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Mary Jane Dunn

"The cup of life just to her lips she pressed,
found the taste bitter and declined the rest,
then looking upward to the realms of day,
she gently sighed her little soul away"

Saturday, 15 August 2009

William Minnoch

This is the monument of William Minnoch and his family. William Minnoch was the fiancé of the famous, supposed murderess Madeleine Smith.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Bridge to the Glasgow Necropolis

This will mainly be a pictorial log of the cemeteries and church yards I visit a long my travels.. they will primarily be of Scottish graveyards, since that is where I am now living. I am a Friend of the Glasgow Necropolis, so I will have a ton of pictures as well as information on that. The Glasgow Necropolis rivals Pere Lachaise. The architecture is stunning with works by names such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thomson.

These photos are of the bridge that leads to the Glasgow Necropolis. I could only imagine a funeral procession taking place along this bridge, what a sombre, dramatic sight it must have been.

The vaults straight a head were originally constructed to house the remains of some of the most promient Glaswegians, however due to the bodysnatchers no one ever wanted their remains interred front and center. It is now used as a very beautiful, if not grandious gardening shed.