I always visit an old cemetery when I can.  There is something so comfortable about them.  It’s quiet and peaceful, sometimes with lovely paths or discoveries to make.  It’s not a macabre thing for me; I truly enjoy thinking about the people and the history that is there.

When on our honeymoon last summer I went to no fewer than 5 cemeteries.  Here are some photos of a few of them.  In Edinburgh they had a tradition of listing the person’s occupation, which I thought was great.

Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh
Philosopher David Hume, Edinburgh
Author of HOROLOGY, Edinburgh
Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh
Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh

 

Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh
Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh
Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh

 

I will post more from other cities during my 31 Days of Halloween posts.

Do you like to visit cemeteries?  Or do you find them frightening?

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