Rules
Terms of Use

Topic Options
#374138 - Sun Jul 15 2007 01:56 AM Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
damnsuicidalroos Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Feb 10 2003
Posts: 2167
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
I`m not really expecting a photo of a ghoul to be posted in this weeks thread but you never know!
_________________________
Responds to stimuli, tries to communicate verbally, follows limited commands, laughs or cries in interaction with loved ones.

Top
#374139 - Sun Jul 15 2007 10:55 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
sue943 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37357
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
I have lived in this island for almost thirty-five years and have not yet seen the grave of Lillie Langtry so will make the effort to go and find it.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#374140 - Sun Jul 15 2007 10:57 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22199
Loc: Ontario Canada
I have so many graves and gravestones photos that it will take me some time to decide which one to use... I always visit cemeteries on my travels.

Top
#374141 - Sun Jul 15 2007 12:59 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
picqero Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Posts: 2813
Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
I'll start the ball rolling, unless someone beats me to it, with this image of the tombstone of the famous Scottish leader Rob Roy McGregor. We visited his grave at Balquhidder in Scotland a couple of weeks ago. He fought against the English in the Jacobite wars, and his epitaph declares his national pride!

Top
#374142 - Sun Jul 15 2007 07:00 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
MotherGoose Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Apr 22 2002
Posts: 4833
Loc: Western Australia


What a great topic! My daughter decided to have a combination Hallowe'en/birthday party last year as her birthday falls in the week following Halloween.

I've got hundreds of pictures of teenage ghouls and ghosts but was hesitant to put pictures of the kids on the 'net without their or their parents' permission.

I've also got pictures of all the gravestones Maynooth made. We converted the front yard to a cemetery with the addition of lots of gravestones with funny sayings on them - like:

Here lies the body of Jonathon Blake
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

However, in the end, I decided on the victims of the mummy-wrapping competition since you can't see their faces.
_________________________
Don't say "I can't" ... say " I haven't learned how, yet." (Reg Bolton)

Top
#374143 - Mon Jul 16 2007 09:30 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
Jar Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Wed Apr 11 2001
Posts: 4224
Loc: Texas USA
Haven't any gravestones, ghouls or gargoyles yet, but did want to say what a cool slide show of last week's reptiles and spiders. Thanks roos!
_________________________
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
-Dale Carnegie

Top
#374144 - Mon Jul 16 2007 10:31 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22199
Loc: Ontario Canada
I've opted to go with the rather ornate grave of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896-1911, in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa. The plain black headstones to be seen on the left of the photo are those of nuns.


Top
#374145 - Tue Jul 17 2007 02:37 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
Copago Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
Went for a trip to the town cemetary today and picked out the most ornate old grave I could find. It's the first time I've ever had a really good look around this little cemetary and it's in quite sad repair, really. Because it was such a transient population there's heaps of unmarked graves and far too many little ones.



This one says:

Of your Charity Pray
For the repose of the soul of
Very Revd
Patrick R Davern
Native of county Tipperary, Ireland
Died at Wilcannia 17th January 1896
In the 28th year of his priesthood
RIP
Erected by his flock and friends to the memory
of their good priest and zealous pastor.

Top
#374146 - Tue Jul 17 2007 10:08 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
sue943 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37357
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Having decided that the inside of a 6000 year old tomb is slightly off topic here I have decided to post the grave which amused me yesterday, the one with the enormous weight on the top to keep the person well and truly buried.



This one is a close up of the stone


Edited by sue943 (Tue Jul 17 2007 10:08 AM)
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#374147 - Tue Jul 17 2007 01:30 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
argus9 Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 855
Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada   
My daughter told me this was a Gargoyle when she bought it for our garden, but I'm not sure, since they are usually attached to buildings, but it's the best I can do. I'll let you decide.

_________________________
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.



Homer Simpson

Top
#374148 - Wed Jul 18 2007 11:09 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
picqero Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Posts: 2813
Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
Quote:

My daughter told me this was a Gargoyle when she bought it for our garden, but I'm not sure, since they are usually attached to buildings, but it's the best I can do. I'll let you decide



Looks like a winged Gremlin to me - better not let it get wet

Top
#374149 - Wed Jul 18 2007 12:06 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
Mugaboo Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1022
Loc: Scotland UK
This is Ranald's Grave, which can be found on blue route of the winding walks near Fochabers.


The sign says:
"Ranald was chief or king of a band who camped here, robbing wayfarers on the old Aberdeen - Inverness road. Rightly or wrongly Ranald was tried and executed on this spot. Thus Ranald's grave marks the old campsite and burial ground."

Here's another one of it.

Top
#374150 - Thu Jul 19 2007 02:58 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12421
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Here,families may choose to have their ancestors cremated or buried cemeteries . Families visit their ancestor's resting place, especially during the Chingming Festival. They would bring joss sticks, incense paper and food offerings to the ancestors.
According to Chinese custom and tradition, people worshipping ancestors at Chinese cemeteries must first lay out their offerings and prayer items before burning the joss stick. The worshippers may then recite prayers before proceeding to place their joss sticks on designated areas.
The worshippers then burn the incense paper and collect the food after worship.
However, there being not an awful lot of room here in cemeteries, many people go to worship ancestors in a columbarium. Near me there is a new one and it is very posh indeed, if a little garish.This is the part where, if your Mummy,Daddy, Grandma's spirit etc is deposited here , you can pray to them. I think you probably have to pay quite a bit to have them here in the first place.If these places are built in residential areas, you find the neighbours complain as they do not want spirits around at night time. So this one is in the midst of a lot of factories!
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#374151 - Fri Jul 20 2007 10:21 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
cinnam0n Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA



This is one of the graves that is inside St. John's Parish Church in Barbados. The church was built in the mid-17th century, but was heavily damaged by a hurricane in 1831 and rebuilt in 1836. There is also a large graveyard outside. Services are still held weekly.

Top
#374152 - Sat Jul 21 2007 09:15 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
Jar Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Wed Apr 11 2001
Posts: 4224
Loc: Texas USA
Ah, just in time. This is a picture of a gargoyle in my friend's back yard. Finally found one locally!



Edited by Jar (Sat Jul 21 2007 09:17 PM)

Top
#374153 - Sun Jul 22 2007 02:44 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
damnsuicidalroos Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Feb 10 2003
Posts: 2167
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia


This photo is of Lasseters Grave in Alice Springs,Northern Territory,Australia.

Lasseter was a miner and explorer that claimed to have found an incredibly rich gold reef. Many people in Australia have searched in vain for his now legendary reef and probably many will in the future search for it. He died whilst trying to re-find his gold reef.

There is another famous Australians grave in the same cemetery but I couldn`t find a snap of it in my collection. Albert Namatjira`s gravestone has one of his paintings on it and makes for a beautiful gravestone.


Edited by damnsuicidalroos (Sun Jul 22 2007 03:22 AM)

Top
#374154 - Sun Jul 22 2007 03:23 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
damnsuicidalroos Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Feb 10 2003
Posts: 2167
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Only 24 hours to go till this thread is locked!
_________________________
Responds to stimuli, tries to communicate verbally, follows limited commands, laughs or cries in interaction with loved ones.

Top
#374155 - Sun Jul 22 2007 08:34 PM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
Kapuskasing Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Mon Jul 02 2007
Posts: 189
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
This fellow lives in Glenside, but we hadn't met until this evening... looks like I scared him pretty good!



Top
#374156 - Mon Jul 23 2007 01:53 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
damnsuicidalroos Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Feb 10 2003
Posts: 2167
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Once again all terrific photos. I`ve created another slideshow and dumped the pics in there at random,not every photo can be there but how I wish they could!

The slideshow can be found here.


Edited by damnsuicidalroos (Mon Jul 23 2007 01:54 AM)
_________________________
Responds to stimuli, tries to communicate verbally, follows limited commands, laughs or cries in interaction with loved ones.

Top
#374157 - Mon Jul 23 2007 03:16 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12421
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Excellent again, Roos, thanks!
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#374158 - Mon Jul 23 2007 03:50 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
sue943 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37357
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
I loved that too, a really great topic.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#374159 - Mon Jul 23 2007 05:59 AM Re: Gravestones,Ghouls And Gargoyles Week
tellywellies Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sat Apr 13 2002
Posts: 5437
Loc: South of England
Thanks Roos! - Another fitting conclusion to the theme. Time to move on to the 'Views From A Window' Theme. Looking forward to the next show.
_________________________
Error: Keyboard not attached. Press any key to continue..

Top

Moderator:  flopsymopsy