Today, I'm feeling a wee bit on the dark side, so here's a befitting Friday Foto for you: a gravestone in the Old Pentland graveyard.
I discovered the fascinating Old Pentland graveyard, outside Edinburgh, Scotland, by chance when hubby spotted it on one of his random walks. Of course, I had to go and check it out. It's an intriguing place, especially as templars are said to have been buried here.
|View from Old Pentland graveyard|
Graveyards provide wonderful information for writers. You can gain deep insights into local history when you read the inscriptions, follow the family trails and dates. I always find children's graves especially moving. What caused that particular child to die? How did the death affect the family?
I used to live next door to another old graveyard in Aberdeenshire. The peaceful atmosphere and semi-remote location made me feel strangely safe, living alone in my cottage.
Returning from a recent trip to the outlaws near Loch Ness, we drove down the - less travelled - eastern shore and came across another wonderful, old graveyard. The location overlooking the loch is magical. If I was to be buried, that'd be the place. Inspiring inscriptions, intriguing sculptures and a peaceful, calm location.
|Boleskin graveyard, Loch Ness|
Call me macabre, but I find old graveyards wonderful places. Well, apart from Greyfriars graveyard in Edinburgh - that's creepy!! ;-)