Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Greyfriars Kirk

What a glorious day it was in Edinburgh today. Pristine snow covered the ground, the sun was shining, the sky was pretty-a perfect day for photography.-and I finished work at lunch time so I was able to take advantage of the day. Here are some of the photos I took today:

This is the Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh Old Town. It is the churchyard associated with Greyfriars Bobby.

It is a very old burial ground as you can see. The graves back on to a row of terraces houses/shops called Candlemakers Row.

Here are some flowers at the grave of James Brown, Sexton , who befriended Bobby after the death of his master.
You can read the story here.

And a shot across the graveyard to Herriots School:

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deb said...

What fab photos and I did not know the story of Greyfriars Bobby - how moving - thank you so much for sharing it.

Marla said...

Hi Pam,
I'm from Alabama, USA and just LOVE your photos- so lovely! Look forward to seeing more of your country through your camera!

Anonymous said...

The vies in the third-from-last photo is so bizzare - graves against the wacky buildings. I love the church, and the story is so moving, thank you!