Eerie remnants

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Tucked against an ancient stone wall, in the crumbling city of the dead, he looms through time. Countless centuries of bones lie white beneath the cold earth, and yet still he stands.
Edinburgh’s great and good, reduced to memories of stone,
Yet he makes fresh impressions still,
On unsuspecting minds.

Taken in Greyfriars cemetery, Edinburgh.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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22 Responses to Eerie remnants

  1. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful words and a great shot!

  2. That’s what I get for taking so long to composing my response to this … all of those who came before me have already expressed the obvious. Eerie for sure. Nice shot. So much photographic scope for imagination in your world. I’m envious. D

  3. spooky stuff 🙂 i’ve seen the catacombs of Edinburgh on telly and it always gives me goosebumps 🙂

  4. adinparadise says:

    Very eerie indeed, Seonaid. He certainly has made an impression on you, and now on me. 🙂

  5. Dark, mysterious, a bit spooky….

  6. Hanna says:

    Dear Seanaid. It’s a great place you have photographed I feel deeply inspired. Maybe he is tucked in the shade with the hood turned up to hide the empty eye sockets while he is waiting prepared to make an attack on an unsuspecting passersby 😯
    I’m sorry but it was not my intention to pass on any dreadful dreams 😀
    I hope you have a lovely weekend 😉
    Hanna

  7. Due to myu disabilties I am not able to trave. It is nice to connect with peope from other countries. Endinburg looks like a nice place to visit. Thank you for sharing your photos of your country.

  8. Colline says:

    Definitely eerie!

  9. bmyshot says:

    Now that’s creepy! Not only the photo but the description too!

  10. colonialist says:

    Very evocative – certainly able to create a great impression!

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