Monday, March 15, 2010

Here are the rest

of the pictures that I have of the cemetery and church at Dairsie castle. The oldest marked graves in the cemetery are from the 16th century and although the church is abandoned (but locked tight....trust me) they still use the cemetery for local residents and long standing families.

Here is the picture of the church from the back door of the castle.







































Anyone know what those table looking monuments are for? I am sure my UK followers do :)

They are from the grave robbing days (Burke & Hare operated out of Edinburgh....not too far away LOL) this heavy slab on top of pillars made it nearly impossible to rob the grave.

I have see my share of cemeteries and I have to say there were a lot of these that were still intact. In some cemeteries people have stolen them for decoration :(

I hope there are ghosts haunting those people! :)

















































The bell that used to be in this tower is in a museum in town. along with some of the better pieces of stained glass. Sadly when we were there you could see that some people had thrown things through the windows.....seriously what kind of idiot destroys 200 year old stained glass windows! They now have this mesh and fencing over all the windows, very ugly, but unfortunately necessary.
























Finally, here is a picture of the lovely Dairsie castle....it is even more beautiful on the inside. More pictures to follow.










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