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.
Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. 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 Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
EERIE INDEED !
Wonderful words and a great shot!
Thanks Fi….I was feeling haunted that day 🙂
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
There is certainly lots to see, and a very mix range if subjects as you say. Sometimes that can just be a distraction though.
spooky stuff 🙂 i’ve seen the catacombs of Edinburgh on telly and it always gives me goosebumps 🙂
They are very creepy, and I think ghosts lurk in the shadows of the Old Town…..rising with the mist and shadows.
Very eerie indeed, Seonaid. He certainly has made an impression on you, and now on me. 🙂
He’s a spooky soul…I think it’s the cloak which does it!
Dark, mysterious, a bit spooky….
Yeah, and did you notice the skulls framing him on either side 🙂
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 😉
That’s wonderful to hear how you were inspired by the photo. Who knows what lurks in those shadows, but I love your imagination Hanna 🙂
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.
Pleasew forgive my spelling. My fingers don’t wabnt ot work properly this morning. Good to hear from you again.
Now that’s creepy! Not only the photo but the description too!
Thanks, glad you liked the words and the photo…..it’s quite a creepy graveyard, filled with stone skulls and bones 🙂
Very evocative – certainly able to create a great impression!
I find him very creepy!