Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday stills: Statues and figurines

Since I have been looking for a reason to post all these cool Irish gravestones I think this fits in there perfectly.
This cemetery is the Glendalough cemetery, round tower, Saint Kevins church, cathedral and many, many gravestones. It was established in the 6th century! I guess these buildings and graves have withstood the test of time.

These intricately carved gravestones are works of art, towering many feet over my head.This is the grave site I visited with Merel in Ireland after our walk at the upper lake down one of the Wicklow way walking paths.



Although not a stature or figurine the round tower and St.Kevins church are quite impressive.
I wish there were graveyards and ruins around here like this. I have a particular fondness for history and find old graves and historical sites like this intriguing.

For more statues and figurines check out Sunday stills

15 comments:

threecollie said...

Very interesting and different. great job!

Ed said...

Sooooo where are the Statues or figurines? Cool pics though.

Janice said...

Cool post, I also liked the Adventures in Ink.

Sydney_bitless said...

Ed: Theres more "empty" gravestones here than ones that are markers for the dead. There was stuff written on them in Irish about the potato famine. No dead bodies there. Plus the last grave had a statue in front of it. It was the only "modern" looking grave it was kinda creepy.

WildBlack said...

Cool post :) Nice shots too

Cathy Clementz said...

Dan and I "enjoy" going through old cemetaries. When we were at Land Between the Lakes (Kentucky) there were many old cemetaries to wander through. Many of them were graves of babies or children who didn't even reach 3 years of age. The experts figure there are at least 200 more undiscovered old cemetaries in that area.

lisa said...

Nice post!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those crosses are great works of art..close enough to a statue for me..well done:)

Jen said...

I love the old cemeteries; such beautiful markers!

Sarah said...

beautiful cemetary! I like all the cross pictures.

Jessie McCandless said...

I absolutely love old cemeteries, too! I think the prettiest one I ever went to was one in Savannah, Georgia. These are great pics!! :)

Regular Guy said...

Nice set of photos, looks like a nice place to visit.

jane augenstein said...

Great pictures!!!

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent pics! So rich in history.

Brenda said...

that tower is impressive, and built with stone! The carvings and the tombstones are definitely sculptures.

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